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Saturday 29 

E2 MV vs. Middlesex 2:00* 

^ MJV @ Middlesex 2:00 

H MV vs. Rivers 1:30* 

H MV vs. Middlesex 2:00* 

El MJV vs. Middlesex 2:00 

[J WV vs. St. George's 2:15* 

£1 WJV vs. St. George's 3:30 

^ MV vs. Middlesex 2:00* 

£3 MJV ©Middlesex 1:30 

gj| WV @ Middlesex 2:45 

IS WJV vs. Middlesex 2:00 

§3 MV vs. Worcester 2:00 

SS WV vs. Worcester 2:00 


Monday 1 

El WV vs. Nobles 4:00 
El WJV vs. Nobles 4:00 

Wednesday 3 

E2 MV vs. St. Mark's 3:15* 

E| MJV @ St. Mark's 3:15 

Q MV @ St. Sebastian's 3:00* 

gj MV @ Roxbury Latin 3:15* 

^ MJV @ Roxbury Latin 3:15 

El WV vs. Middlesex 3:15* 

El WJV vs. Middlesex 4:30 

g| MV vs. St. Mark's 3:00* 

gj MJV vs. St. Mark's 3:00 

£3 WV @ St. Mark's 3:00* 

HJ WJV @ St. Mark's 3:00 

g§ MV @ St. Paul's 3:00+ 

j-j WV @ St. Paul's 3:00+ 

Thursday 4 

El MJV @ Pingree 4:00 

Friday 5 

Q Academy Players Production: 
Alice in Wonderland 

Saturday 6 

El MV vs. Lawrence 2:30* 

(3 MJV @ Lawrence 2:30 

El WV vs. Thayer 2:30* 

El WJV vs. Thayer 3:45 

|^ MV @ Lawrence 2:30* 

ggj MJV @ Lawrence 2:30 

£U WV vs. Lawrence 2:30* 

P WJV vs. Lawrence 2:30 

fi§ MV @ Milton 2:30+ 

S3 WV @ Milton 2:30+ 

Q Academy Players Production: 
Alice in Wonderland 

M = Men W = Women V = Varsity JV = Junior Varsity 3 
2 = Commencement LJ = Baseball Sal = Lacrosse fiU = Tennis S 


Wednesday 19 

^ MV vs. BB&N 3:15* 

^ MJV® BB&N 3:15 

n MV @ Middlesex/Thayer 


gj| MV @ Milton 3:15* 

El MJV @ Milton 3:15 

El WV@ BB&N 3:15* 

El WJV @ BB&N 4:30 

iJ MV@ BB&N 3:15* 

gg MJV @ BB&N 3:15 

U WV vs. BB&N 3:15* 

gg WJV vs. BB&N 3:15 

gg WV vs. Exeter 3:00 

Friday 21 

E Fine Arts Concert 

Saturday 22 

E MV@ Thayer 1:00* 

^ MJV vs. Thayer 1:00 

Q MV @ St. Mark's 1:30* 

El MV @ St. George's 2:00* 

El MJV @ St. George's 2:00 

El WV @ St. Mark's 2:00* 

El WJV @ St. Mark's 3:30 

US MV@ Thayer 1:00* 

U MJV ©Thayer 11:00 

IS WV vs. Thayer 1:00* 

H! WJV vs. Thayer 11:00 

£3 MV @ St. George's/Tabor 


gg WV @ St. George's/Tabor 


Tuesday 25 

H WJV @ Brookwood 4:00 

Wednesday 26 

|3 MV @ Rivers 3:15* 

^ MJV vs. Rivers 3:15 

El MV vs. Nobles 3:15* 

El MV vs. Belmont Hill 3:15* 

El MJV @ Belmont Hill 3:15 

gg MV @ Thayer 3:15+ 

^ WV@ Rivers 3:15* 

El WJV @ Rivers 4:30 

HI MV @ Rivers 3:15* 

iS MJV vs. Rivers 3:15 

US WV @ Rivers 2:00 

§3 WV@ Thayer 3:15+ 

Wednesday 10 

MV @ St. Paul's 3:15* 

Q MJV vs. St. Paul's 3:15 

H MV vs. Belmont Hill @ Essex 


El MV vs. St. Mark's 3:15* 

El MJV vs. St. Mark's 3:15 

El WV @ Andover 3:15 

El WJV @ Andover 4:15 

U MV vs. St. Paul's 3:00* 

U MJV vs. St. Paul's 3:00 

U WV @ St. Paul's 3:00* 

g^ WJV @ St. Paul's 3:00 

gg MV vs. Belmont Hill 3:15+ 

Friday 12 

^ MV vs. St. Sebastian's 3:30* 
^ MV vs. St. Sebastian's 3:30* 
n Academy Players Production: 

§3 Art Reception: Student Art Show 

Saturday 13 

£2 MJV @ Andover 2:00 

F3 Academy Players Production: 

B9 MV ISTA Championships 

@ St. Paul's 2:00 
gg WV ISTA Championships 

@ St. Paul's 2:00 
El WV @ Groton 2:00* 
^ WJV ©Groton 3:15 
^ MJV @ Lawrence 2:00 
El MV @ Lawrence 2:00* 

Monday 15 

^ MJV vs. Pingree 4:00 

Wednesday 17 

^ MV @ Milton 3:30* 

^ MJV vs. Milton 3:15 

MV @ Lawrence/Milton 3:30* 

^ MV vs. Exeter 3:15 

El MJV vs. Exeter 3:15 

El WV vs. Milton 3:15* 

El WJV vs. Milton 4:30 

^ MV@ Milton 3:15* 

iJ MJV @ Milton 3:15 

iJ WV vs. Milton 3:15* 

(^ WJV vs. Milton 3:15 

Thursday 18 

Eg MJV @ Shore Country Day 4:00 
El WJV vs. Shore Country Day 4:00 

Friday 19 

E Fine Arts Concert 

Saturday 20 

(3 MV @ Roxbury Latin 1:00* 

^ MJV @ Roxbury Latin 1:00 

MV @ Exeter /Andover 1:00 

El MV@ BB&N 1:30* 

El MJV vs. BB&N 1:30 

gg MV N.E. Division III 

@ Brainrree 

El WJV vs. St. Paul's 3:45 

U MV @ Roxbury Latin 1:00* 

U MJV vs. Roxbury Latin 12:00 

IS WV vs. Andover B 10:00 

H WJV vs. Andover JV 10:00 

El WV vs. St. Paul's 2:30* 

gg WV N.E. Division II 

@ Mount Holyoke 10:15 

Monday 22 

Q MV ISL Championships 12:00 
^ MJV vs. Brookwood 4:00 

Wednesday 24 

MV vs. Nobles 3:15* 

£2 MJV @ Nobles 3:15 

^ MV @ Groton 3:00* 

^ MJV @ Groton 3:00 

El WV vs. Lawrence 3:15* 

El WJV vs. Lawrence 4:30 

iJ MV vs. Nobles 3:15* 

iS MJV vs. Nobles 3:15 

iJ WV @ Nobles 3:00* 

iS WJV @ Nobles 3:00 

Friday 26 

^ MV @ Brooks 4:15* 

^ MJV vs. Brooks 4:15 

^ MV vs. Brooks 4:15* 

El MJV @ Brooks 4:15 

El WV @ Brooks 4:15* 

El WJV @ Brooks 5:00 

^ MV vs. Brooks 4:15* 

iJ MJV vs. Brooks 4:15 

U WV @ Brooks 4:15* 

H WJV @ Brooks 4:15 

Saturday 27 

Q MV vs. Andover/Exeter 1:30 

Friday 2 

S3 Commencement 

Third *ISL contest + ISTA Meet @ Denotes away contest 
j = Track B = Golf Q = Drama ECJ = Concert D = Art Show 



SPRING 1995 


To Realize the Dream 8 

To commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 
January, History Department Chairman William F. 
Quigley, Jr. mobilized the entire GDA community to 
spend the day as volunteers in soup kitchens, shel- 
ters, child care agencies, nursing homes and other 
non-profit service organizations. Before they all left 
campus, they listened to this inspiring talk by 

Reunion 1995: A Big Year for 
"Zeros" and "Fives" 12 

If you're planning to return to Byfield for your Re- 
union this spring, this article might help stimulate a 
few memories of your days as a GDA student. If 
you're not planning to return, this article may change 
your mind. 

On the Cover 

Editors at work: Co-Editors-in-Chief James 
Atkins (left) and Edward Guzman work with 
Managing Editor Kate McCullough to turn 
out another weekly edition ofTIie Governor 
on the student newspaper's desktop publishing 

Sincerely Yours, Ted Eames 19 

Alumnus Stu Pomeroy '42 presents the timely results 
of his spelunking through the Governor Dummer 
Academy Archives: a complete cache of letters writ- 
ten by Headmaster Ted Eames to alums serving in 
the armed forces during World War II. As we pre- 
pare to note the fiftieth anniversary of the War's end, 
these excerpts provide a poignant look back. 


Class Notes 26 

Headmaster's Message 3 

Letters 2 

Milestones 25 

On Campus 4 

The Archon is printed on recycled paper 

E T T E R S 

Our profile of Barry Sullivan '66 ("A Life in 
the Law," The Archon winter 1995) elicited 
responses from many alumni/ae. Following is 
one of the letters Sullivan received. 

March 21, 1995 

Dear Mr. Sullivan, 

My name is Andrea Manning and 
I am a sophomore at Boston College. I am 
also a 1993 graduate of Governor Dummer. 
I received my Archon in the mail today and 
read the profile on you. In addition to my 
classes at B.C., I also do volunteer work at 
the Foundation for Children with AIDS in 
Roxbury, MA. I have been at the Founda- 
tion 10 hours a week since September and 
have grown very passionate and interested 
in AIDS issues, especially those affecting 
kids. The Foundation services children up 
to five and their families. It wasn't until I 
got to know many of the mothers that I 
realized fully the discrimination and legal 
problems those with AIDS experience. I 
applaud you for your commitment to help- 
ing these people. 

I hope to go to law school after 
my time at B.C. - it has always been by 
goal. I hear the lawyer jokes, too, when I 
tell people this! However, you are an inspi- 
ration to me because you have used your 
knowledge of the law to help those who 
badly need it, and no one can tell a joke 
about that. 


Andrea Manning '93 

T ▼ T 

October 19, 1994 

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bragdon, 

It is hard to believe that four years 
have already gone by. I must say that GDA 
has prepared me well for this challenge at 
hand. I have a feeling that it would have 
been a much greater challenge had I not 
attended GDA. People don't realize how 
much work GDA puts into us until we 

You wouldn't believe the fun that I 
am having here. The people are extremely 
friendly, and I seem to have enough time to 
do everything. I'm living in an interna- 

tional house with 40 other students who 
come from Japan, Africa, South America, 
Vietnam and even Iraq. They are a great 
bunch of people, who I've learned a lot 
about different cultures from. My class 
schedule is very similar to the one I had at 
GDA. I am taking courses in Politics and 
Government, English Composition, Chinese 
History, German and even a walking class 
(I can't believe you get graded for walking). 

My brother Stephen '91 is doing 
really well. If I haven't told you, he is now a 
double major in Modern Art and English. 
He had a wonderful time in Oxford his 
junior year and is now preparing to take 
tests for graduate school. He is thinking 
about applying to Princeton. He is 
extremely excited about his future. I hope 
to go to London, England, for my junior 
year as well. 

Please say hello to Mr. Warm for me. I 
miss GDA so much, and I know I can't 
write to everyone. Well, have a great year. I 
will write again soon, but don't worry if I 
don't because soon I will be down to visit 
over my long semester break. 

Ethan Reeves '94 
Ursinus College 
Collegeville, PA 

December 21, 1994 
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bragdon, 

I just wanted to write and wish you a 
Merry Christmas from London while I was 
still here. I spent the fall semester studying 
here, and it was fabulous. Quite more than I 
could ever expect. It only added to my joy 
when I found out Erin Elwell '92 and Pam 
Kurtz '92 were here. Brooke Whiting '92 
also came to visit from Seville. A definite 
GDA Reunion - especially when I ran into 
Steve and Chris Peabody '92 unexpectedly. 
Anyway, GDA is always where you least 
expect to find it, but always in my heart. 
Merry Christmas and happy new year! 


Mercedes Paul '92 

March 5, 1995 

Dear Mr. Bragdon, 

A current issue of The Archon arrived 
in my mailbox a few days ago. As I look 
through the pages and read about the 
adventures of all my former classmates, I 
really begin to think about how much I miss 
Governor Dummer. Perhaps it was the letter 
from Jim Morse entitled "Fond Memories," 
which elicited such a feeling of mutuality I 
always listened to the old saying of "you 
never really begin to appreciate something 
until it's gone," and now I definitely believe 
it! I thought greatly about Governor 
Dummer in these past few months. I 
thought about the seniors hearing from 
their colleges of choice, hopefully bringing 
good news. I thought about the long two 
months between Christmas and spring 
breaks. I especially thought about the very 
homelike atmosphere of the Mansion House 
on Saturday nights. There are numerous 
memories about Governor Dummer which 
come to mind ever-so often. 

I have to say you are correct about the 
Adirondack Mountains being the most 
beautiful in the Northeast. I climbed 
Gothics and Haystack, not to mention 
Algonquin, all within a three- week-period. 
Needless to say, I was "hooked" on the 
wilderness. St. Lawrence holds an event 
called "Peak Weekend" every October, 
which is a nearly impossible feat. The goal 
is to have groups of people climb and reach 
the peaks of all the 4,000-foot peaks simulta- 
neously. This year, we were successful, and 
we went on national news because of it. 
There are so many wonderful things about 
St. Lawrence. I have been to many of the 
hockey games (which we have been win- 
ning, nonetheless), which are wild. St. 
Lawrence is now in the E.C.A.C. playoffs, so 
we will be watching closely. 

I hope everything went well at 
Governor Dummer this winter. Hope you 
are enjoying your spring vacation. I think 
everyone looks forward to that after those 
two long months of hard work. I hope the 
hockey team found some good games, 
along with many other teams. I wish you 
the best of luck through the up-and-coming 
months. I will probably stop in again before 
graduation while I'm on my break. Until 
then, relax and have a great vacation. Try to 
get out on the slopes if you can! 

Very truly yours, 
Christopher Rice '94 
St. Lawrence University 

The Archon Z Spring 1995 


Published since 1884 


Peter W. Bragdon 


David L. Bergmann 70 

Assistant Editor 

Michelle Robbins 


David Oxton 

Director of Development 
Karen E. McGinley 

Associate Director of Development and 
Director of Alumni-Parent Relations 

Michael A. Moonves 

Director of the Annual Fund 
Erin P. Carver 

Archon Advisory Board 
Bennett H. Beach '67 
John H. Costello, Jr. P'89 
Henry B. Eaton 70 
John P. English '28 
S. Joseph Hoffman P'83 
W. Newton Lamson II '58 
John S. Mercer '64 P'95 
Christopher M. Pope '65 
Abigail M. Woodbury 79 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Dodge D. Morgan '50 P'92, President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95, Vice President 

William B. Ardiff '55, Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L. Alfond '67 

Elaine D. D'Orio P'88 '95 

Putnam P. Flint '37 

Shirley S. French P76 

Mirick Friend '59 

Michael E. Hoover 71 

Mary F. Mack P'87 '91 '93 

George E. McGregor, Jr. '51 

Bruce M. Male P'90 '95 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97 

Richard B. Osgood '53, P'85 '88 

Linda A. Pescosolido 

George S. Scharfe P'95 

John M. Timken, Jr. '69 

Courtney S. Wang 74 

Josiah H. Welch '47, P'80 '83 

Donald H. Werner 

Alumni/ae Trustees 

William F. O'Leary 73 
Haskell Rhett '54 
Carrie E. Walton '88 

Alumni/ae Council 

Arthur H. Veasey, III '68, President 

Karen A. Gronberg '83, Vice President 

John S. Mercer '64, P'95, Past President 

Thomas R. Bell 73 

Benjamin B. Brewster '43 

Carolyn Lyons Borwick 77 

Peter T Butler '62 

Richard A. Cousins '45 

Henry B. Eaton 70 

John P. English '28 

Ralph F. Johnson, Jr. '64 

Rebecca B. Lapham '83 

Howard J. Navins '31 

Brian Noyes 76 

Richard H. Pew, Jr. '54 

George L. Richards, III 77 

Peter F. Richardson 75 

Marc K. Tucker '68 

Pamela K. Welch '80 

The Archon is published three times a year (Fall, Winter 
and Spring) by Governor Dummer Academy, Byfield, Massa- 
chusetts 01922. Telephone: 508/465-1763. Letters are welcome 
from alumni/ae, parents and friends of the Academy, and are 
subject to editing for reasons of space availability. 



.ccording to many, a modern 
headmaster must operate both as an "inside 
man" and an "outside man." I relish both 
roles. Being at Governor Dummer with our 
exuberant students and with such special 
colleagues provides a source of strength. 
The joy of the road is living the challenge of 
telling the story of our life here to a very 
interested audience. 

We certainly have a story to tell. 

To graduates of the past, the story 
gives hope about their school. It is encour- 
aging and exciting for graduates to know 
that their school is not only a dynamic 
place, but that a clear vision is driving the 
activity of today, a vision which puts 
Governor Dummer at the cutting edge of 
educational development. Our mastery cur- 
riculum brings depth to the academic expe- 
rience of our campus and gives our 
students the opportunity to discover their 
fullest potential. 

Yet the dynamic present would be 
meaningless if it did not operate in the con- 
text of a remarkable heritage, a heritage 
which bequeathed to today the master 
teacher and the unique relationship which 
is cultured between teacher and student in 
the daily life of Governor Dummer. 

On "the outside," on the road at 
receptions, I convey the experience of the 
present community and our daring direc- 
tion, but the primary relationship of the 
graduate is to the community functioning in 

past times, the community which nurtured 
the past student with those significant mas- 
ter teachers of that time who nurtured 
them, to Mercer, Sager, Jennings, Cobb, 
Murphy, Navins, Witherspoon, to Evans, 
Williams, Sperry, Miller and more recently 
to Grugeon, Rybicki, Baratelli and Rowe. 

In March, an alumnus of the mid-thir- 
ties pledged a very large bequest for our 
library project. This will nobly serve the 
soon-to-be present and to the future, but the 
gift was really to his Governor Dummer of 
60 years ago. 

Today there are more buildings, nec- 
essary tools for the curriculum and life of 
today; there is greater variety of activity. 
The food is better! The 25th anniversary of 
the arrival of coeducation is approaching. 
Boston is culturally part of school life and 
only 35 minutes away. However, the con- 
stant Governor Dummer outweighs the 
changed Governor Dummer. The distinctive 
character of life between the Mill and 
Parker Rivers, distinctly different from other 
outstanding schools of the past, is distinctly 
different in a similar manner today. The 
already mentioned teacher-student relation- 
ship, the manner in which Governor 
Dummer students relate to each other, the 
colonial setting which has been honored by 
the construction of this century, the salt 
marshes, nearby Newburyport, the sum 
total of past experiences distilled into a 
motto of service, "not for self but for oth- 
ers," all form a continuing and distinct char- 
acter which is continuing through time. In 
this context, no matter what the context of a 
gift, it is to a continuing and unique 
Academy born 232 years ago to honor the 
will of the childless Dummer couple. 

Furthermore, the "outside" and the 
"inside" of Governor Dummer Academy 
are joined in the graduate. The graduate is 
the purpose of the campus life in South 
Byfield. The essential test of a Governor 
Dummer Academy education is how well 
the experience of a Governor Dummer 
Academy education has served graduates in 
their continuing lives. 

Sincerely, ' 

Peter W. Bragdon 

The Archon 3 Spring 1995 


Plans Progress for New Library 
and Math-Science Center 

Eleven architectural firms have been 
chosen to participate in a competition to 
design Governor Dummer Academy's 
new library and math-science center. 

The process of finding locations for 
the new facilities also is underway and a 
construction manager has been named to 
oversee the project, the largest in GDA 

The GDA Board of Trustees voted 
December 10 to build the two, separate 
facilities, at a cost approaching $15 million 
(including their endowment), and to make 
them available for student use no later 
than September 1998. 

The architects participating in the 
competition are using specifications devel- 
oped by Academic Dean Brian Lenane, 
academic department chairs and various 
faculty members for the design of the two 
proposed buildings. The winner of the 
competition will be announced May 12. 

The firms invited to participate in 
the architectural competition, which began 
in March, include Architectural Resources 
Cambridge, Inc. of Cambridge, MA; 
CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares, Inc. of 
Boston; Stecker Labau Arneill McManus 
Architects, Inc. of Glastonbury, CT; TMS 
Architects of Portsmouth, NH; Perry Dean 
Rogers & Partners: Architects of Boston; 
Saltonstall Associates Inc., Architects of 
Marion, MA; Shepley Bulfinch Richardson 
and Abbott of Boston; Mitchell Associates 
of Cambridge, MA; Olson Lewis 
Architects & Planners, Inc. of Manchester- 
By-The-Sea, MA; Goody, Clancy & 
Associates of Boston; and Earl R. 
Flansburgh & Associates, Inc. of Boston. 

In addition, the Business Office has 
met with building movers to discuss the 
cost and feasibility of moving the Little 
Red Schoolhouse, Moody House and The 
Commons. GDA Business Manager 
Richard R. Savage said the Schoolhouse 
will be moved to a site near the school's 
entrance, while tentative plans call for 
Moody to be placed between the French 
Student Center and Perkins dormitory. He 
said contractors are determining whether 
it will be feasible to move The Commons. 

The library will be built where 
Moody and the Schoolhouse now stand, 
and the math-science center probably will 
be constructed on the Commons site, said 

The Buildings and Grounds 
Committee and members of the adminis- 
tration selected William A. Berry & Sons, 
Inc. of Danvers, MA, as the construction 
manager for the project after interviewing 
several candidates. "We are extremely 
pleased with our selection," said Savage. 
"[William A. Berry & Sons, Inc.] has an 
excellent reputation, great expertise, and is 
widely known and respected in the con- 
struction industry. 

"In February, GDA representatives 
met with the Newbury Planning Board and 
the town building inspector to discuss the 
Academy's plans and gather suggestions 
on building procedures," said Savage. 


Common Book Hosts Best-Selling 
Author Conway 

Author Jill Ker Conway, whose book 
The Road from Coorain spent 54 weeks on 

the New York 
7~/,l Road Times best-seller 
list, will visit 
the GDA cam- 
pus to discuss 
her memoir 
with students 
and faculty 
members April 
13 as part of the 
Common Book 

Her book, 
The Road from Coorain, is "a beautifully 
written narrative of Conway's journey 
from a girlhood on an isolated sheep farm 
in the grasslands of Australia to her depar- 
ture for America (and eventually the presi- 
dency of Smith College)", writes Carolyn 
Heilbrun, author of Writing a Woman's Life. 
The Common Book program, now in 
its sixth year, involves students' and fac- 
ulty members' reading the same book and 
participating in discussions that examine 
the work from various interdisciplinary 

Conway, who received her doctorate 
from Harvard in 1969 and later became 
the president of Smith College, has been a 
Visiting Scholar in the Program in Science, 
Technology and Society at M.I.T. since 

Governor Dummer Academy 
Receives $50,000 Ford Foundation 

Governor Dummer Academy has 
been awarded an Edward E. Ford 
Foundation grant of $50,000, which will be 
used over the next three years to establish 
a summer sabbatical program for faculty 

"We are grateful to the Ford Foun- 
dation for this grant, which will give fac- 
ulty members opportunities to pursue 
enriching experiences and further enhance 
the quality of their teaching," said Head- 
master Peter W Bragdon. He said the idea 
of providing summer sabbaticals was 
brought to the Academy's administration 
by faculty representatives acting on behalf 
of the entire faculty. 

"We were happy to seek funding for 
this cause,"he said, "because faculty mem- 
bers' eagerness to continue their own edu- 
cations" is clearly reflected in their con- 
tinuing commitment to excellence at GDA. 

A faculty committee chaired by 
Academic Dean Brian Lenane will review 
faculty members' summer sabbatical pro- 
posals and select the recipients of the 
grant money. 

The Edward E. Ford Foundation, 
based in Providence, RI, was founded in 
1957 by Edward E. Ford. The Foundation's 
major objective is to "encourage and im- 
prove secondary education as provided by 
independent schools in the United States." 

Trustees Dedicate Wing with 
Historic Vote 

The Board of Trustees officially 
opened four new classrooms in the Peter 
Marshall French Student Center with a 
ribbon-cutting and an historic vote during 
their December 10 meeting. 

The Archon 4 Spring 1995 


Meeting in the largest of the four 
new classrooms, the Trustees' first deci- 
sion there was the historic vote to build 
the Academy's new library and mathe- 
matics-science center. 

The new addition to the French 
Student Center is the result of a gift of 
approximately $200,000 from the family of 
Trustee Shirley S. French P'76 of Andover, 
who donated the building in 1978. 

"It is entirely fitting that the Board's 
first vote in the French Building's new 
wing is one for deliberate and historic 
action," said Headmaster Peter W. 
Bragdon. "Shirley French is the embodi- 
ment of the Board's affirmative spirit. 
Acutely attentive to the Academy's needs, 
she is also quick to address them through 
her family's generosity and the application 
of her considerable talents," said Bragdon, 
adding, "Her devotion to the Academy 
sets an extraordinary standard for the 
entire GDA community." 

Bragdon noted that the need for 
new classrooms arose from two converg- 
ing factors: (a) a highly successful admis- 
sions season that resulted in a record 
enrollment; and (b) the Academy's drive 
to provide every faculty member with his 
or her own classroom. Identified in the 
recent Square One study as a key compo- 
nent of academic excellence, the one- 
teacher-one-classroom principle is based 
on the premise that education is enhanced 
when rooms take on the "personalities" of 
both the teachers who use them and the 
subjects taught in them. 

The new classrooms, which have 
their own new entrance at the rear of the 
French Building, are designed to be handi- 

Former Convocation Speaker 
Succumbs to AIDS 

Kerry Anne Carson, the AIDS-edu- 
cation activist who spoke at a GDA convo- 
cation on October 15, 1993, died January 
26, 1995 of complications from AIDS. She 
was 22. 

Carson was diagnosed with the HIV 
virus in 1988 at the age of 15, and began to 
work as an AIDS educator two years later. 
She has spoken to students throughout 

New England and across the country, and 
to legislators on Capitol Hill. 

During the past three-and-a-half 
years, Carson worked with documentary 
filmmaker Jeanne Blake, a former WBZ- 
TV medical reporter, on AIDS-education 
videos. She was interviewed with her 
mother for Sex Education in America: AIDS 
and Adolescence, which aired nationally on 
public television. Carson also had com- 
pleted work for In Our Own Words: Teens 
and AIDS, a video that will be released for 
national distribution in classrooms, in 
cooperation with the national P.T.A. 

In memory of Carson, her family 
has established the Kerry Anne Carson 
Memorial Fund at Governor Dummer 
Academy. The Fund will be awarded to 
"the student who shows the same love of 
life and ability to overcome obstacles as 
Kerry Carson did." For more information, 
contact the Development Office at (508) 

New England Poets to Conduct 
Four Spring Workshops for GDA 

Four poetry workshops featuring 
local poets have been scheduled for April 
and May by the English Department and 
are being offered to all GDA students 
interested in improving their poetry writ- 
ing skills. 

The workshops, sponsored by the 
English Department and underwritten by 
the GDA Allies, aim to encourage students 
to write poetry, improve their techniques 
and show them how to express their ideas 
on paper. 

The first workshop will be given 
April 4 by Judy Steinberg, a published 
poet and member of a story-telling troupe 
named Troubadour, Inc. Paul McRay, who 
has conducted several poetry workshops 
in Vermont, will give the second work- 
shop on April 25. McRay is also coming to 
the Academy March 29 to discuss poetry 
with a GDA English class. The third work- 
shop, scheduled for May 9, does not have 
a confirmed instructor yet. Robert 
Cording, a professor at Holy Cross and an 
award-winning poet, will give the fourth 
workshop on May 16. 

The workshops will be held in the 
Frost Building's Murphy Seminar Room 
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and are free of 
charge to GDA students. 

In addition, The Shakespeare Co. 
will present a March 30 convocation, 
which is also sponsored by the Allies. 

The five-member troupe will per- 
form scenes from Shakespeare's Romeo and 
Juliet, MacBeth, A Midsummer Night's 
Dream and Hamlet. Company members 
also will lead a discussion about Shake- 
speare with English classes. 

Alumnilae Council Takes GDA to 

The Alumni /ae Council has orga- 
nized a Governor Dummer Academy 
Night at the Boston Pops for parents, 
alumni /ae and friends of the Academy on 
May 16 at 8 p.m. in Symphony Hall. 

Before the concert, Jane and Bill 
Alfond '67 will host a reception at their 
home in Boston from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for 
all GDA guests. Tickets for the event are 
$36.50 and may be purchased through to 
the Development Office at GDA. 

Annual Golf Tourney Planned for 
May 8 

The Governor Dummer Allies are 
sponsoring their 13th annual Golf Day at 
the Haverhill Country Club on May 8 to 
benefit GDA programs and scholarships. 

The golf tournament, which is the 
Allies' only fund-raiser of the year, is open 
to parents, alumni /ae and friends of the 
Academy. The entry fee is $150 per per- 
son, including golf, a golf cart, lunch, din- 
ner and team and individual prizes. For 
non-golfers, the day costs $50 per person. 

There will be a silent auction during 
the social hour. Items to be auctioned 
include a Cape Cod golf weekend for four. 
During dinner, the 50-50 raffle drawing 
will take place. Last year's winner 
received approximately $10,000. 

The Allies goal this year is to raise at 
least $10,000 in sponsorships. There are 

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three types of sponsorships available, 
including the individual hole sponsor for 
$150, the golf cart sponsor for $100, and 
the teacher sponsor for $50. 

For registration information contact 
Anne Benedict at (617) 723-8924 or Dottie 
Bragdon at (508) 465-1763. 

Student Show: Artwork to be displayed in the 
Student Art Show May 12 through June 2 includes 
a photograph of Scott Coulon '96 taken by Keith 
Blades '97, and a still-life photograph by Martha 
Mercer '95. 

Art Shows Planned for April and 

Governor Dummer Academy will 
present two art shows in the Carl 
Youngman Gallery of the Kaiser Visual 
Arts Center this spring. 

Former master art teacher Kittie 
Mercer will present the first art show, Still- 
Life, Flowers & Textures, which features her 
color photographs, April 14 through May 
8. The opening reception is scheduled for 
April 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Youngman 

Governor Dummer Academy stu- 
dents will exhibit their work in the second 
show, from May 12 to June 2. The opening 
reception for the student show is May 12 
from 6 to 8 p.m. The show includes GDA 
students' paintings, drawings, ceramic 
work and photographs. 

The Gallery is open Monday through 
Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by 
appointment. For more information, call 
(508) 465-1763. 

Annual Fund Continues to Break 

The 1994-95 Annual Fund has made 
great strides in the past few months, 
increasing the alumni /ae donor participa- 
tion level eight percent in comparison to 
February 1994's figures, said Director of the 
Annual Fund Erin P. Carver. 

Alumni /ae, parents and friends had 
contributed $428,573 as of March 15. 
According to the February 1995 figures, 
alumni /ae had given $42,594 more than 
they had as of February 1994. 

"Volunteers' efforts to stress the 
Annual Fund's importance to alumru/ae 
have resulted in increased giving and an 
improvement in donor participation," said 
Carver. The Fund's two biggest challenges 
for the rest of the fund-raising year are to 
raise overall participation and to make sure 
donors fulfill their pledges by June 30, 
Carver said. 

The Parents Fund also continues to 
have success, doubling donor participation 
and pledge amounts compared to last 
year's figures at this time, according to the 
Director of Alumni /ae-Parent Relations 
Michael Moonves. 

"The Parents' Fund Committee will 
be working extremely hard for the remain- 
der of the year to attain its ultimate goal of 
100 percent participation," said Moonves. 
As of March 15, parents had contributed 
$110,000 toward the Fund's goal of 
$150,000, and the participation level had 
increased to 75 percent. "Clearly, our goal 
of $150,000 is within reach if participation 
continues to climb," Moonves said. 

23 GDA Students Compete in 
National Latin Exam 

Twenty-three Governor Dummer 
Academy students participated in the 
National Latin Exam on March 1, compet- 
ing against approximately 750 other stu- 
dents worldwide. 

The students are hoping to match the 
showing of last year's GDA students, eight 
of whom received national recognition for 
their achievements on the exam. Topping 
last year's list were Kate Muxie, Jeff 
Gilberg, Mayo Morgan and Matt Dow, who 
earned the Magna Cum Laude distinction; 

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Jorge Flores and Kate McCullough, who 
earned the Maxima Cum Laude distinction; 
and Ben Ramsey and Martha Mercer, who 
earned the Summa Cum Laude distinction. 
Mercer was the only one of the 751 stu- 
dents taking the exam to receive a perfect 

The National Latin Exam, which 
tests grammar, vocabulary, and reading 
comprehension, is presented by the 
American Classical League. 

B.U. Contest 

Dow, Mercer and Robbins also 
placed among the top 100 students taking 
Boston University's Latin Contest examina- 
tion in September. 

As top finishers in the B.U. exam — 
which they took at Governor Dummer — 
the three were invited to take a more exten- 
sive Latin test in Boston in November. The 
results from that second exam are pending. 

Reflecting on a renewed interest in 
the classics, Latin master teacher Jeff Kelly 
said Latin "provides good discipline as far 
as training your memory and skills are 
concerned, and it provides excellent struc- 
ture for the English language. By the end of 
the second year of Latin," he added, "stu- 
dents can really see the difference in their 
grammar and vocabulary. 

GDA to Host Innovative Science 

For the third consecutive year, sec- 
ondary school and university science edu- 
cators from across the country will convene 
at Governor Dummer Academy June 25-28 
to participate in Frontiers in Science 
Education III, a free workshop designed to 
explore innovations in secondary science 

The two-and-a-half-day workshop, 
which was organized by GDA Science 
Department Chairman Stephen Metz, is 
presented by GDA and Tufts University 
with funding provided by the H. Dudley 
Wright Foundation of Geneva, Switzerland. 

During the program, participants 
will take part in individual, hands-on 
workshops and group discussions, which 
will be led by teams of university and sec- 
ondary school educators. By the end of the 
program, participants are expected to have 

developed and assessed materials that can 
be used in a wide variety of high school 
science courses. 

In addition, several guest lecturers 
will discuss their insights into current sci- 
entific research. Some of the keynote pre- 
sentations are "Cosmic Evolution and 
Interdisciplinary Science," presented by 
Eric Chaisson of the Tufts University 
Wright Center for Innovation in Science 
Education; "Why is Interdisciplinary 
Approach to Science Important," presented 
by Robert Hazen, author of Science Matters; 
"Writing in Science," presented by Jan 
Pechenic of Tufts University; "New Tools 
for Teaching Science: Multimedia and 
Telecommunications," presented by J.L. 
Larsen of Verde Valley School in Sedona, 
AZ; "Using Case Studies to Introduce 
Bioethics," presented by Ronnee Yashon of 
Tufts University Wright Center; and "Using 
Environmental Themes to Link the 
Sciences," presented by Metz. 

The workshop is part of the 
Academy's Wright Science 2000 program, 
which was implemented at GDA in 
September 1991 with funding from the H. 
Dudley Wright Foundation. Science 2000 
educators teach the four themes of science 
— biology, chemistry, earth science and 
physics — as one connected discipline, 
while using innovative teaching methods 

to develop students' critical thinking and 
problem-solving skills. 

Convocations Educate GDA 
Students About Substance Abuse 

Dr. Philip Lee, more commonly 
known as "Dr. Dip," led a discussion and 
presented a slide show focusing on the 
effects of chewing tobacco February 23 in 
Thompson Auditorium. 

Dr. Lee, who has a dental practice in 
Westford, MA, has spoken to schools all 
over the state about the issue of chewing 
tobacco. After his presentation, Dr. Lee 
examined students' gums for leukoplakia 
— a pre-cancerous condition of soft tissue 
that can be caused by smokeless tobacco. 

Brian Smith and Bill Ross, who are 
professional actors, jugglers and comedi- 
ans, presented their show, Last Call..., 
which explains drug and alcohol abuse 
issues using vaudevillian techniques, at 
the April 6 convocation. 

Smith and Ross performed a series 
of skits focusing on issues including drunk 
driving, alcohol and advertising, alco- 
holism and date rape. 

Academy Players Present...: Michael Noon '95, shown here in the "dreamcoat", and (l-r) Simon Taylor '98, 
Samuel Borkson '97, Michael Silverio '96, Matthezv Prindiville '96 and Christopher Terry '97 perform a scene 
from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Thompson Performing 
Arts Center, (photo by Matthew Lorensen '96) __ 

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As Governor Dummer Academy and America observed Martin Luther King, 
Jr. Day on January 16, History Department Chairman William F. Quigley, Jr. 
spoke to the GDA community ofWynton Marsalis and Snoop Doggy Dogg, of 
bowlers without bowling leagues and of the baseball strike — signs that there's 
something wrong with America. 

Before mobilizing the entire GDA community — students and faculty mem- 
bers — to spend the day as volunteers in soup kitchens, shelters, child care agencies 
nursing homes and other non-profit service organizations, Quigley inspired this 
corps of volunteers to help realize "Kings life work and dream. revitalize 
democracy in America." Following is the text of his speech. 

oday is Martin Luther King Day. In 1986, 18 
years after Dr. King was gunned down in 
Memphis, the Congress of the U.S. voted that 
the birthday of this slain American should be 
observed as a national holiday That federal 
act has met with remarkable resistance, 
obstruction, ignorance and defiance. On the 
first Martin Luther King Day, a reported 80 
percent of businesses around the nation remained open 
for work, and still today a high percentage of private 
businesses will ignore the holiday A number of state 
and local governments refused to observe the holiday 
too, and it has been only within the past year or two 
that the last of these dissenting states — Arizona and 
New Hampshire — have honored the day. But New 
Hampshire does not honor Martin Luther King Day; it 
observes instead something it deliberately prefers to call 
"Civil Rights Day" Clearly our nation is divided over 
this holiday and ambivalent about what it means or 
should mean, and there is significance in our national 
division and ambivalence that I would like to reflect on 
this morning. 

"As this dreadful century winds down, its his- 
tory heavy with gulags and concentration camps and 
atom bombs, the country that was its brightest hope 
seems to be breaking apart." One week before 
Christmas, waiting in the Inn Street Barbershop to get 
my hair cut, this is what I read in Esquire magazine, in a 
hair-raising essay by Pete Hamill. Let me read just a 
little more, and I think you will get his point: 

American civil society, long founded on the notion 
of "from many, one," e pluribus unum, is being swept away 
by a poisonous tide cf negation, sectarianism, self-pity, con- 
frontation, vulgarity and flat-out, old-fashioned hatred. 
Politics is an ice jam of accusation and obstruction, the hard- 
est vulgarians honored for their cynicism, its good men flee- 
ing to tend private gardens. Pop culture both feeds and 
reflects the larger society, and as evidence of collapse, it is 
chilling. Snoop Doggy Dogg... has triumphed over Wynton 
Marsalis...Day and night, from millions of car stereos and 
boom boxes, gangsta rappers and skinhead semi-demi-quasi- 
neo-Nazis give the nation its most persistent, defining sound- 
track-Rob the weak, they croon. Stomp the soft. Rap videos 
are pathetic fantasies of force and power... There is no past and 
no future, only the eternal American present tense. 
Suburban white kids happily buy the CDs and lean into the 
lash. There is no room in the music for lyricism, melody or 
wit. The only acceptable human emotion is rage. 

Surely, I thought, these are hysterical blurtings, 
the apocalyptic exaggerations of an extreme alarmist. 
But, still, I kept that magazine; I took it from the bar- 
bershop (asking my hairstylist Barbara if I could, of 
course). Something in Hamill's essay rang essentially 
true, and it bothered me. I thought about it a lot, and 
then I began to see confirmations of what Hamill was 
saying in almost anything I happened to pick up and 
read — Time magazine, The Boston Globe, a collection of 
The Best American Essays of 1994 — even a big book of 
photographs and essays that Ken Burns published as a 

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companion to his acclaimed documentary film on the 
history of baseball, which I received as a Christmas gift. 
I have been Edward Scissorhands over the past few 
weeks, clipping and cutting like a maniac, jotting quotes 
and notes on scraps of paper and the backs of my mem- 
bership cards to video rental shops, squirreling them all 
away in my wallet. Now I get to unload all those cub- 
byholes of my mind and wallet on you. 

Consider this thought by columnist George 
Will about the beginning of Republican Party rule in 
Congress: "As conservatives begin," he wrote, "with 
brassy confidence, their crusade to regenerate the 
Republic's virtue, here is a concise summation of the 
current crisis: Too many bowlers are not members of 
bowling leagues." Citing evidence compiled by 
Harvard professor Robert Putnam, Will explains that 
although nearly 80 million Americans bowled at least 
once in 1993, up 10 percent since 1980 and nearly a third 
more than voted in the 1994 congressional elections, 
participation in bowling leagues is down 40 percent. 
While solo bowling might by "whimsical" evidence of 
the breakdown of community in America, Will writes, 
"There is nothing trivial about the weight of [Professor 
Putnam's] evidence.. .of declining civic engagement and 
social connectedness." Putnam's research reveals 
sharply declining participation, for instance, in public 
meetings on town or school affairs, in union member- 
ships, in parent-teacher associations, and in numbers of 
volunteers for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the Red 
Cross. "America has been well served by the individu- 
alism of its political philosophy and economic practice," 
Will writes, but he wonders: "Has 
individualism become excessive"? 

Paul Newman, who is 
uncannily fit and youthful for a 
70-year-old, stars in a new film 
that has just been released, and I 
was attracted to what he had to 
say in a recent interview about 
why, although once very active in 
the Democratic Party, he is no 
longer involved in politics. "I'm 
immobilized," he said, "by the 
incoherence of it all. And the par- 
tisanship and lack of loyalty and 
the self-glorification and the fact 
that everybody's busy protecting 
their own turf. And this in a time 
when we need to reinvent the 
country... and return to the concept 
that the community is more impor- 
tant than the individual." 

James Carroll, a novelist who also writes a 
weekly column for The Boston Globe, wrote recently 
about the two times in the last two months that the 
White House was shot at. "The first family," he writes, 
"suddenly has something very basic in common with a 
whole segment of the American population — a visceral 
dread of being shot. And the broader nation confronts 
the explicit content of its worst nightmare — that the 

first president to be shaped by the era of assassinations 
should himself be an assassin's object." Reminding us of 
Senator Jesse Helms' scurrilous remark that if that 
draft-dodger Bill Clinton tried to speak at an army base 
in the South he'd be shot, Carroll comments that, "in the 
present armed climate, we are in danger of becoming... a 
nation of assassins." "As residents of inner-city war 
zones can attest," Carroll concludes, "the worst conse- 
quence... is the spiritual destruction of community." 

Finally, consider this from that marvelous book 
by Ken Burns about the history of American baseball. 
The introduction notes that historian Arthur Schlesinger, 
Jr. has commented that we suffer today from "too much 
pluribus, and not enough unum." It struck me, reviewing 
in the pages of that book the richness of American base- 
ball, that nowhere is this unfortunate imbalance reflected 
more clearly than in the game of baseball today. Poet 
Walt Whitman called baseball "America's game" 
because it resonates so deeply with the character of 
America. No other game reflects more truly, in its 
unique complexity of individual and team play, the ten- 
sion in American life between individualism and the col- 
lective, between pluribus and unum. "The game," Burns 
writes, "is a repository of age-old American verities, of 
standards against which we continually measure our- 
selves, and yet at the same time a mirror of the present 
moment in our modern culture — including all of our 
most contemporary failings." 

His point is obvious. He doesn't spell it out, 
but the metaphor of the baseball strike is so powerful 
that he hardly needs to. Selfishness and greed, on the 

In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Senior Sung-Jin An volunteers at the Beverly Y.M.C.A. 

part of players and owners alike, ruined the 1994 season 
and have grievously damaged the game of baseball, 
maybe permanently. Baseball truly is a metaphor for 
American life — even in its absence. Look at baseball 
today and we see "all of our most contemporary fail- 
ings": Narrow-mindedness. Mean-spiritedness. 
Conflict. Disunity. Balkanization. Disintegration. Look 
at baseball today and you begin to realize that maybe 
Pete Hamill is right. Maybe America really is, as he says, 

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'a society in apparently permanent, teeming, nerve-fray- 
ing conflict: blacks against whites; straights against gays; 
gays against priests; priests against abortionists; sun peo- 
ple against ice people; citizens against immigrants; Latinos 
against Anglos; people who work against those who don't; 
town against gown; blacks against Jews; the orthodox 
against the reformers; cops against bad guys, lawyers 
against cops, Crips against Bloods. Good guys and bad 
guys. Oppressors and oppressed. White hats and black 
hats. And vice versa. Us against Them. Them against Us. 
And get outta my [expletive deleted] face." 

Maybe we no longer are a nation, but a cold-war- 
ring state of hyphenates and subgroups and narrow inter- 
ests, defining ourselves not as Americans, but as 
something more particular: Pro-choice-American. 
Pro-life-American. Mexican-American. Irish-American. 
Black-American. White-American. 
Upper-middle-class-white-American. Hence the balka- 
nization of our nation. 

This is definitely not Martin Luther King's dream 
of America. Dr. King spoke always, ideally, of community, 
of people of different backgrounds, but all Americans, 
walking "together as brothers and sisters" and sitting 
down "together at the table of brotherhood." In fact, to 
categorize Martin Luther King, as he often is, as a "civil 

rights leader' 
rights leader' 

or more particularly, as a "black civil 
unfairly reduces, albeit unintentionally 

The Call of Service: Sophomore Felix Fiege, with a resident of the Harbor Light House in 
Beverly, is among the GDA students who spent Martin Luther King Day volunteering to help 

perhaps, his greatness as a man and the meaning of his life 
to all people in American. 

The greatness of Martin Luther King "as a man of 
flesh and blood and bone" is the subject of a fascinating 
essay — selected one of the best American essays of 1994 
— by James McPherson, a writer, Pulitzer Prize winner, 
professor of writing at the University of Iowa, and a black 
man. McPherson, too, acknowledges what he calls "the 
racial and sexual and group-oriented balkanization of 
American life," and his diagnosis of the root cause of this 

malady is startling . He locates the cause in the basic strat- 
egy of the civil rights movement of which Dr. King was 
such a prodigious part — the strategy of desegregation, 
using the law to break down the discriminatory laws and 
practices that have divided black people and white people 
throughout the history of America. The problem, 
McPherson explains, is that the goal of integration has 
somehow gotten lost and forgotten in the tangled legal 
thicket of affirmative action law, which has tragically per- 
petuated the sub-categorization and division of Americans 
into different groups, each regarding themselves somehow 
as victims, wielding the law against each other in a battle 
for preferred status and iron-clad legal protection. 

The irony is too much. And the most shameful 
irony, McPherson notes with sadness and disgust, is that 
"Martin Luther King, Jr.. ..has been elected as high priest of 
this new civic religion named Civil Rights," mistakenly 
made an icon of something that he surely would have 
despised had he lived to see what it has become. King 
clearly understood the limitations of the law alone to 
achieve humaneness in our nation. One of the things that 
made him so unique a figure in American public life was 
that he could, and did, speak to us on a higher plane. He 
spoke not the measured, guarded language of politicians 
and lawyers, but the refreshing language of morality. His 
public speech is full with what McPherson calls "the evan- 
gelical idiom." King knew that the strategy of desegrega- 
tion was only useful as a means to a 
higher purpose, not an end in itself. 
"Desegregation," he once wrote, "will 
break down the legal barriers and 
bring men together physically, but 
something must touch the hearts and 
souls of men so that they will come 
together spiritually." 

What does it mean that New 
Hampshire observes "Civil Rights 
Day" but not Martin Luther King 
Day? It means that many people in 
New Hampshire, and many other 
people in America who deliberately 
ignore or demean the holiday, do not 
understand all that King meant to and 
for America. And, most tragically, 
because we misunderstand and refuse 
as a nation to recognize the greatness 
of Martin Luther King as an 
American, it means that there is 
indeed truth in the claim that "the last 
best hope of earth" seems to be break- 
ing apart. 
Some might despair over the "jangling discords" 
that still swell in our nation. But not us. Not today. Not 
on Martin Luther King Day, as we choose to celebrate it at 
Governor Dummer Academy. No. For I believe that how 
we choose to commemorate Dr. King not only reclaims his 
true meaning, as McPherson says, "from the mythologies 
that have been imposed on his life;" it also casts our hum- 
ble efforts toward achieving that splendid dream of his — 
now America's best hope of redemption, if only we will 
grasp it. 

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McPherson rightly asserts, was nothing 
less than "to revitalize" democracy in 
America. "The cause of civil rights," 
McPherson writes, "which began as a 
point of entry for excluded minorities into 
the larger society," was intended by King 
to help achieve a greater good in America: 
"to revitalize the American democratic 
ethos." It is often forgotten or ignored 
today that King did not address only the 
issue of civil rights, nor did he speak only 
to or for black Americans; as a national 
leader he addressed other national issues 
as well, such as poverty and the Vietnam 
War. "It seems glaringly obvious to me," 
he once said about that War, "that the 
development of a humanitarian means of 
dealing with some of the social problems 
of the world — and the correlative revolu- 
tion in American values that this will 
entail — is a much better way of protect- 
ing ourselves against the threat of violence 
than the military means we have chosen." 

If we listen carefully to Martin 
Luther King, if we harken to what he is really 
saying — and act on it — then we might well 
revitalize our nation. We might well, as Paul Newman said, 
"reinvent the country," or as columnist George Will wrote, 
"regenerate the Republic's virtue." We might well, as 
McPherson so poignantly put it, "become a better people, 
or at least better than we are now." We are called by Martin 
Luther King to lead "a revolution in American values." The 
ethic of individualism has become excessive in America 
today We need to restore balance to the American credo of 
E pluribus unum, and rediscover our common bonds — and 
our truest heritage — as a nation. We need to rededicate 
ourselves to a new birth of humanity. 

How we can revive our national life is also clearly 
defined in Martin Luther King's life and legacy — again, 
only if we will grasp it. King spoke always, ideally, of com- 
munity. "Self-concern without other-concern," he said, "is 
like a tributary that has no outward flow to the ocean." We 
must resist the strong impulse, encouraged so negatively in 
our popular culture, to indulge the siren call luring our 
national dream to self-destruction. Good men and women 
must not flee to tend private gardens. Such self-indulgence 
leads surely to catastrophe. 

No; instead, we should harken to what McPherson 
rightly identifies as Martin Luther King's "basic ethic" — 
and he quotes King: "Integration is genuine intergroup, 
interpersonal doing.. .based on unenforceable obligations." 
What was King talking about? He was talking about volun- 
tary associations of people who are different from one 
another. He means voluntarily associating with others 
because we want to — not because we are compelled to by 
law, but because we value each other's company and appre- 
ciate the richness of the human family. Sometimes we have 
to go out of our way to meet people who are different from 
us. And that is precisely the point. We have to go out of our 
way to find our way. That is precisely why we are doing 
what we are today, in grateful commemoration of Martin 
Luther King, Jr. 

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Volunteering: Senior Deborah Barry spent Martin Luther King Day assisting residents at 
the Caldwell Convalescent Home in Ipswich. 

"For us to really heal our society," said jazz artist 
Wynton Marsalis in an interview last month with Time 
magazine, "it requires us to expend our own energy and 
capital on people who are not like us. We have to invest in 
them to keep the whole system working. One of the many 
ways of doing it is through music." That is the music of 
Wynton Marsalis, not Snoop Doggy Dogg, that you heard 
as you congregated here this morning. I hope that his 
music will move and inspire us as we take leave of these 
walls today and go out to reacquaint ourselves with what 
it means to be an American. 

November of 1989 was really the first time in my 
life that I had ever gone out of my way as you are going to 
today. I left my suburban home in Boxford and rode the 
train into Boston early one Saturday morning to take part 
in City Year for a Day, an event to raise money and sup- 
port for what was at that time the brand new youth service 
corps in Boston called City Year. About 500 participants, 
like me, had raised pledge money from friends in support 
of our volunteer service for a day at various sites around 
Greater Boston. On the trip in, I had imagined that I'd be 
assigned to some project that I, with more than a little 
ignorance, had associated with city life — maybe painting 
some project, or rehabbing a tenement, or fixing up an 
asphalt playground. Well, the day held nothing that I had 
imagined. I had least expected to have my own ignorance 
and prejudices revealed to me, but that is exactly what 
happened, and I was moved to write about it in an essay 
that was published by a small literary journal called Boston 
Review. The revelation of my own prejudices began with 
the startling discovery that people raised gardens in the 
city, as I learned by being assigned to Worcester Street 
Community Gardens to help residents of nearby housing 
projects put their gardens to bed for the winter. And as I 
worked with those people, side by side in the dirt, and 
talked with them — most of them Haitian immigrants — I 

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19 9 5 

A Big 

Year for 


a 11 cl 

r i v e s 

If you graduated from Governor Dummer Academy in 
a year ending with a zero or a five, this is an important 
year for you - a Reunion year! And you should be 
making plans to return to By field on June 9,10 and 11 
to celebrate with your classmates and friends. In case 
your memory is a little rusty, The Archon has put 
together a few remembrances for each of the Reunion 
classes. (If it's still rusty after reading this, don't 
worry; it'll all come back... if you do.) 

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55th Reunion 

The Class of 1940 witnessed the 
development and completion of 
the Academy's second building 
campaign, which was initiated 
by the student body. Campaign 
Committee members from the 
Class of 1940 were Thomas Col- 
lins, James Dodge, Locke Ellis, 
Francis Farnum, Eugene Gard- 
ner, John Hastings, Karl Klaus- 
sen, Donald Mortimer, Theodore 
Munro, Robert Nutter, Robert 
Schumann, David Solomon, 
William Torrey and Sanford 
Young. The fund-raising efforts 
of the students and members of 
the Board of Trustees resulted in 
the Phillips Building. As David 
Solomon told The Archon, "The 
completed building will greatly 
im- prove the appearance of the 
campus and will be a beautiful 
and permanent monument to the 
loyalty and enthusiasm of the 
students and friends who have 
initiated and completed the two 

The varsity hockey team 
scored an impressive 40 goals, 
which was more than the last 
two seasons' goals combined. 
Twenty-two of the 40 goals were 
scored by Captain Theodore 
Munro, Bob Lyle and Andy 
Bailey. The wrestling team man- 
aged to save its sport from 
extinction, and in the process, 
obtained a "large, airy, well-ven- 

tilated practice room in one of 
the buildings on the new cam- 
pus," according to the 1940 
Milestone. Arthur Sager created 
the Meistersingers, which was a 
group of 12 students chosen for 
their musical talent. 

At Commencement, 
Edwin Sheffield was awarded 
the Morse Flag, while Theodore 
Munro received the Master's 
Prize. The Thorndike Hilton Cup 
was awarded to David Solomon. 

Class uf 


50th Reunion 

One-hundred and seventy-two 
boys entered the Academy in 
1945, the year that marked the 
end of World War II. In support 
of the War effort, members of the 
National War Fund Drive helped 
raise $530, which, according to 
the December 14, 1944 Archon, 
was a substantial increase over 
1943's donation. The committee 
was headed by Benjamin B. 
Towne, Jr. 

During the Class of 1945's 
tenure, they witnessed the con- 
struction of three wings onto the 
New Building, later dedicated as 
the Phillips Building, and saw 
Perkins Hall sprout an addition 
that was needed to house the 
growing number of boarding 

The boys also enjoyed a 
new activity - riflery - which 
was organized by Mr. Williams. 

Dancing the Night Away: GDA seniors and juniors dance with their dates to the 
music of Ken Reeves and his orchestra at the 1945 Milestone Dance. 

1940 Spring Sports Captains: Track captain Adrian H.K. Rutherford, lacrosse captain Edwin 
S. Sheffield, tennis captain H. Deane Hoyt, Jr., baseball captain Edward F. Riley and golf co-cap 
tains James D. Dodge and Harry G. Dairy, Jr. pose by the Milestone. 

The Rifle Club, which attracted a 
membership of over 60 boys in 
its first year, was officiated by 
President Bots Young and Vice 
President Paul Withington. The 
club was chartered by The 
National Rifle Association, mak- 
ing it eligible for awards and 

Art Sager 's Glee Club 
joined the New England Prep- 
aratory School Festival Chorus, 
and gave its first concert at Sym- 
phony Hall in Boston on April 
14, 1945. The 50-member chorus 
sang Mendelssohn's Hymn of 
Praise, under the direction of 
Stanley Chappie of Dana Hall. 

A new course in radio 
was taught by Mr. John S. Wurts, 
Jr. to help students prepare for 
the Eddy Aptitude Test, which 
they had to pass to join the Navy 
Radio Technician 
(Radar) Program. 

Six GDA stu- 
dents gained national 
recognition when they 
participated in the 
New England Junior 
Town Meeting of the 
Air, a nationwide radio 
broadcast. The speak- 
ers, including Brewster 
Jameson, Warren 
Furth, Brewster 
Hemenway, Richard 
Hinners, Donald Palais 
and John Walker, dis- 
cussed the question "Is 
the government oblig- 
ated to provide 
employment opportu- 
nities for post-war high 
school graduates?" 

The annual Milestone 
Dance held in the Cobb Room 
on May 5, 1945, attracted 78 cou- 
ples, the largest number ever to 
attend the event. According to 
the June 1, 1945 Archon, "Ken 
Reeves and his orchestra pro- 
vided excellent and varied musi- 
cal fare for the dancing... and the 
Milestone Dance Committee 
under the chairmanship of Tony 
Hannan did a fine job in arrang- 
ing for the dance." 

At the Academy's 182nd 
Commencement, Bots Young 
was awarded The Morse Flag, 
while Arthur Page earned the 
Master's Prize and Don Palais 
received the Thorndike Hilton 


45th Reunion 

The Class of 1950 had an event- 
ful year, witnessing the comple- 
tion of the Alumni Gymnasium, 
which was constructed to honor 
the 700 GDA graduates who 
served in World War II. The 
gymnasium was dedicated by 
Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey, 
USN (ret.) during the 187th 
Commencement. Headmaster 
Edward W. Eames announced 
that Morris P. Frost '35 was the 
anonymous donor whose gener- 
ous contribution made the build- 
ing possible. 

For the first time in the 
history of Governor Dummer 
Academy, the varsity tennis 

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team defeated Milton 7-2. Under 
the leadership of captain 
Leonard J. Beck, the "Red and 
White" went undefeated that 

Headmaster Eames was 
granted a six-month sabbatical 
by the Board of Trustees on 
January 21, 1950. This was 
Eames' first extended vacation in 
his 20 years of service at the 
Academy. In Eames' absence, the 
Academy was administered by 
Arthur Sager, Ed Dunning and 
Ben Stone. 

The boys also received its 
annual visit from the "one-time 
potentate of pushball, Plympton 
P. Poohbah." According to the 
1950 Milestone, "several boys vis- 
ited Byfield churchyard where 
Poohbah was buried and heard a 
voice say, T will arise; I will 
arise; ditto; ditto; ad infinitum; 
ad nauseam!' Classes were called 
off and faculty members met in 
protracted secret session. 
Offerings were burnt throughout 
the day on a small altar under 
Ingham House." 

Eighty couples danced to 
the music of Jimmy Marshall's 
band at the annual Milestone 
Dance, organized by Chairman 
Allan Rogers and members of 

and Treasurer David Bell, made 
its first three contacts with other 
clubs in Florida, New York and 

John Fischer was awarded 
the Morse Flag, while Clifton 
George received the Master's 
Prize and Peter Gavian earned 
the Thorndike Hilton Cup. 


40th Reunion 

The 1954-55 year began with 214 
boys in attendance, representing 
18 U.S. states and five other 
countries (Bermuda, Canada, 
England, Bolivia and Brazil). 
"Every available room is filled, 
and, in addition, one boy has 
had to be assigned a temporary 
room in the Duncan Infirmary," 
reported The Archon. 

Hurricanes Carol and 
Edna spared the Academy seri- 
ous damage, but claimed two 
hundred-year-old pine trees next 
to Parsons Schoolhouse and a 
few elms surrounding the Man- 
sion House. While the fallen 
trees were cleared before the 
opening of school, their absence 


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Let the Music Play: The 1950 GDA Band poses for a picture in the Cobb Room. 

the Dance Committee. The 50 
seniors and their dates in atten- 
dance were later entertained at a 
post-dance supper in the 
Mansion House hosted by Mrs. 

On April 2, 1950, the 
Radio Club, headed by President 
Dennis Engs and Vice President 

was noted during registration. 
Joining the faculty that 
year were alumni Charles 
Houston, Jr. '48 and Doug Miller 
'46, as well as Bill Sperry and Joe 
Coolidge. Faculty member David 
Williams married Connie 
Michael during the summer, and 
the two began the school year as 

the first occupants of a new 
apartment added to Peirce Hall. 
The Glee Club attracted a 
record 70 boys to its tryouts, and 
the troupe performed in four joint 
concerts - with the Winsor, Wal- 
nut Hill, Dana Hall and Beaver 
Country Day Schools - as well as 
the New England Preparatory 
School Music Festival in Boston's 
Symphony Hall. 

The cover of the Decem- 
ber, 1954 Archon featured football 
captain Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. - 
later to become president of the 
Academy's Board of Trustees - 
diving onto a football in Byfield 
Bowl (now Sager Bowl). "Our 
cover this issue honors a coura- 
geous football captain, who, 
unable to play himself, inspired 
his teammates to fight for every 
yard," reads the cover descrip- 
tion inside. Pescosolido, who 
died in an automobile accident in 
1992, broke his leg at the begin- 
ning of the '54 football season. 
Classmate John Pallotta was 
named the team's most valuable 

At the conclusion of the 
fall athletic season, Mr. Navins' 
soccer team was second in the 
Private School League, led by 
captain and most valuable player 
__^_ Donald Hicks. 

The Archon 
also noted with sad- 
ness the passing of 
WJjftf U' i! James Duncan 

i I Phillips, the GDA 

Trustees president, on 
October 19, 1954. 
Funeral ceremonies 
for Phillips, for whom 
the Phillips Building 
was named, were 
held in the Cobb 

The May 7 
Milestone Dance was 
hailed as a great suc- 
cess, thanks to the 
efforts of chairman 
Tom Wende and wins 
by the baseball and 
lacrosse teams. After a buffet in 
the Jacob Dining Hall, the din- 
ner-jacketed GDA men and their 
dates danced until midnight to 
the music of Ken Reeves and a 
seven-piece orchestra. 

In the spring, fishing fever 
struck GDA, and many 12-inch 
rainbow trout were caught in 
local streams and Ambrose Pond. 
Faculty member Ed Dunning 

and several students contributed 
toward stocking Ambrose Pond 
with some 40 10-inch trout, 
which, at season's end, became 
the entree for a fish-fry. 

At Commencement, the 
Class of '55 listened to an 
address from Dr. John Mason 
Kemper, headmaster of Phillips 

In Flight: Football team captain Carl 
Pescosolido '55, featured on the cover 
of the December 1954 Archon, demon- 
strates his athletic prowess. 

Academy, Andover. Christopher 
Beebe was awarded the Morse 
Flag, and Philip Johnson re- 
ceived both the Master's Prize 
and the Thorndike Hilton Cup 
as the Class' ranking scholar. It 
was also at the Friday 
Commencement Dinner that 
GDA Board member Philip 
Morgan announced that the 
Trustees were launching a 
$650,000 campaign to construct 
what would later be named the 
Morris P. Frost Building. More 
than half the sum, Morgan said, 
already had been committed by 
the Trustees. 


35th Reunion 

The Academy began the 1959-60 
school year with a capacity 
enrollment of 225 students from 
17 states and five foreign coun- 
tries. This was to be a year of 
new beginnings and many firsts. 

Headmaster Edward W. 
Eames retired after a 29-year 
reign, and Headmaster Valleau 
Wilkie, Jr. began what would be 
a 13-year career at the Academy. 
Wilkie began his tenure by 
allowing students to have record 
players, and cutting the usual 

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Launching: "The Governor" made its debut during the 1959-60 season. Pictured 
here is the third issue, which appeared in February 1960. 

seven-period day down to six-, 
and adding an afternoon study 
period. As reported in the Nov- 
ember 13, 1959 issue of The Gover- 
nor, Headmaster Wilkie explained 
that "freedom is not merely a 
relaxing of the rules that pro- 
duces leisure, but actually an 
acquiring of responsibility." 
In November, the first 
issue of The Governor was pub- 
lished as a new monthly student 
newspaper under the direction of 
faculty advisor Ashley Eames 
and editor-in-chief Robert Rimer. 
According to the November 20, 
1959 Archon, "[The Governor] has 
taken over the newspaper func- 
tions of the old Archon... and to be 
brief, is of, by and for the stu- 
dents." The Archon became the 
official school publication and 
would be published three times a 
year to inform alumni, parents 
and friends of "major events, 
policies and changes at the 
Academy, but it would not be 
concerned with the minutiae that 

makes the pages of The Governor 
so interesting and informative." 

The first annual Winter 
Dance, held on January 30, 1960, 
marked the first time boys could 
invite their own dates. The 46 
couples danced to the music of 
Ken Reeves' band and were 
entertained by the 

The Class of 1960 also wit- 
nessed the construction and 
completion of the Morris P. Frost 
Building, housing the Frost 
Library, and the Huggins Field 
and Track, given by David E. 
Huggins '39 and his mother in 
memory of Huggins' father. 
According to the November 20, 
1959 Archon, the new facility 
occupies nearly six acres of for- 
merly swampy land immedi- 
ately north of Morse Field.... A 
24-foot wide, eight-lane, quarter- 
mile track surrounds a graded 
and seeded area that will be 
used. ..for javelin and discus and 
can be used in the fall as an 
additional football field." 

The varsity soccer team 
won its third Private School 
League Championship in seven 
years when Peter Buckingham 
scored the tying goal in the last 
three minutes and ten seconds of 
the team's game against Belmont 
Hill. The wrestling team also 
had a great year, earning its sec- 
ond consecutive undefeated sea- 
son under the direction of coach 
Heb Evans. Several Governors 
competed in the interscholastic 
meet, but only Fred Lyman, 
weighing 157 pounds, became a 
champion in his weight class. 

During the 197th 
Commencement, Richard Benner 
was awarded the Morse Flag, 
while James Deveney was given 
the Academy Prize and Murray 
Mathews received the Thorndike 
Hilton Cup. 


30th Reunion 

The 1964-65 school year began 
with a presidential election and 
the start of construction on a 
new dormitory to be named for 
former headmaster Edward W. 
Eames. While campus Republi- 
cans and Democrats - led by 
Henry Horenstein and Mark 
Starr, respectively - argued the 
merits of Lyndon Johnson versus 
Barry Goldwater, there was com- 
plete agreement that the new 
dormitory was a welcome addi- 
tion to campus. A campus-wide 
straw poll gave the election to 
Johnson, but by the narrowest of 
margins: nine votes. 

Horenstein and Barry 
Sullivan, elected president and 
vice president of the Debating 

Society, wrote a new constitution 
for their group and announced 
their aim "to have at least one 
outside debate every month," 
according to The Governor. The 
debaters would lose to the 
young women Beaver Country 
Day School in February, how- 
ever, on the topic, "Resolved: 
There should be an amendment 
to the Constitution prohibiting 
women from becoming 
President." The GDA men, of 
course, argued the negative side. 

Academically, the Class of 
'65 was the first to participate in 
the Academy's new "free athletic 
season," under which seniors 
were permitted to pursue special 
interests in lieu of athletic com- 
mitments. Dick Henry was the 
first to receive approval for his 
pursuit: perfection and perfor- 
mance of Brahms' Concerto for 

The 1964 volleyball season 
got underway on November 15 
as teams named for modes of 
transportation faced off in Lang 
Gym. "Sperry's Sputniks" over- 
came challenges from the Flyer 
League, sank "Griffin's 
Gunboats" of the Floater League 
and became school champions 
after passing "Wilkie's Wheels" 
of the Roller League. 

The Governor noted with 
undisguised chagrin in 
December that the season's 
drama production was to be 
Stalag 17 - a play with no female 
roles. Nevertheless, thespians 
including Paul O'Neill, Chan 
Hill, Mark Starr and Ken 
Linberg won excellent review 
from the student paper. There 
were other bright spots in the 
arts field, as the Academy 
hosted concerts by the Robertson 
Jazz Band (featuring Edmund 

Do, Re, Mi...: Art Sager leads the 1965 Glee Club through another spectacular 

The Archon 15 Spring 1995 

Hall), the Fine Arts Quintet and 
17-year-old piano virtuoso 
Eugene Indjic. 

Hoopsters John 
MacKenzie, Ted Caldwell, Scott 
Emerson, who were all taller 
than 6' 4", gave the Governors 
the tallest front court in the 
league. The team won the 
Private School League title for 
the year. Elsewhere in winter 
sports, the Governors finished 
third in the Private School 
Winter Track Meet, thanks to 
performances by co-captains Jay 
Allen and Steve Rolfe, and the 
wrestling team finished its sea- 
son with an 8-1 record on the 
strength of Dave Oliker, Jim 
Nevius, Roy Hope, Fred Barker, 
Gary Leahy and Captain Al 

The Spring Dance was the 
year's biggest social event, fea- 
turing the music of Jackie 
Washington at the Friday night 
folk concert and "The Pioneers" 
at the Saturday night dance. Rich 
Wait chaired the Spring Dance 
Committee, whose members 
included Alex Brody, Art 
Cameron, Brewer Eddy, Jack 
Gregg, Henry Horenstein, Jim 
McGuire, John McNally, Eric 
Sheppard and Brock Callen. 

At Commencement, noted 
science educator Dr. James R. 
Killian, who was the chairman of 
the MIT Corporation and an 
advisor to President Eisenhower, 
provided the keynote address. 
Russ Thomas won both the 
Morse Flag and the Thorndike 
Hilton Cup, while Scott Magrane 
received the Academy Prize. 


25th Reunion 

While the year 1970 marked only 
the unofficial conclusion of the 
turbulent Sixties, it was the pin- 
nacle of political activism on the 
GDA campus. The Class of 1970's 
tenure at GDA was marked by 
turmoil, discussion and protest 
that reflected the Zeitgeist of the 
larger world. From the assassina- 
tions of Bobby Kennedy and 
Martin Luther King and the elec- 
tion of Richard Nixon during 
their sophomore year to the Kent 
State and Jackson State killings in 

the spring of their senior year, 
the Class of '70 experienced - 
and reacted to - a lifetime of 
highly consequential events. 

Reacting to criticism lev- 
eled in earlier years that it was 
not a student voice, The Governor 
played an important role in the 
Class' final year. Its October 18, 
1969 issue included a banner 
proclaiming "Welcome Parents - 
We hope you enjoy your visit," 
contraposed with articles on 

During the week of April 
15, a group of GDA students 
went on a two-day liquid fast to 
protest the Vietnam War, and 
about 100 students were bused 
to Boston Common for the 
Moratorium Peace Rally, one of 
the defining moments of the 
Peace Movement. Demonstra- 
ting that there was more than 
one important cause at hand, Jeb 
Bradley, Jack Cutler and Nick 
Meyer organized Ecology Action 

In the Murphy Seminar Room: Students from the Class of '70 in Chris Martin's 
English class included (from left) Jon Kamarck, Van Cherington, Nick Meyer, 
Andy Lipkin, Marty Hillsgrove and Paul Wright. 

racism and federal drug interdic- 
tion policy, written by Howie 
Comis and Peter Blakney, respec- 
tively. In the next issue, Peter 
Halsband reflected on a sponta- 
neous peace demonstration that 
began near the Eames West Butt 
Club and then made a circuit of 
the campus, its participants 
singing John Lennon's "Give 
Peace a Chance." "Upon our 
return to Eames. ..we were con- 
fronted by a jeering mob of 
about 50 underclassmen" who 
attacked with a fusillade of shav- 
ing cream, paint, shoe polish and 
epithets. "Nobody in our group 
did fight back," Halsband wrote, 
"and in doing so, drove home 
something very significant to 
each of us." The Governor 
reflected on the passing of the 
Sixties in its January 1970 issue, 
simultaneously praising Bill 
Murray for organizing a very 
formal, candlelit Christmas din- 
ner - "one of Governor 
Dummer 's most memorable 
affairs" - and the first publica- 
tion of Uptight, the Black 
Brotherhood's alternative cam- 
pus newspaper that promised to 
print all views. 

Committee and then Earth Day 
on April 22, and students partici- 
pated in all-day "teach-ins" and 
collected truckloads of trash 
throughout the Newburyport 
area. Indeed, there were other 
issues: Hair was one. While the 
Class of '70 finally succeeded in 
convincing the Administration 
to relax its prohibition against 
long hair, there followed a seem- 
ingly endless discussion on the 
definition of "neatness." 

Other, more immediate 
social issues also were important 
to the Class as Governor 
Dummer 's heretofore all-male 
tradition neared its final eclipse. 
In a front-page article penned by 
Rich Welch, The Governor also 
promoted a new kind of social 
interaction with girls' schools, 
including "sensitivity sessions, 
informal athletics, rock concerts 
and ski trips." Welch praised 
"Jeb Bradley, Mac Smith, Larry 
Young and the rest of the Dance 
Committee," who put together 
"Walnut Hill Day," during which 
"80 girls arrived to watch the 
victorious soccer game, play 
touch football, talk, eat dinner 
[and] go to a mixer. Because of 

the longer period of time," he 
wrote, "...many boys actually 
became friendly with the girls." 

At Commencement, which 
was relegated to Alumni Gym 
because of inclement weather, the 
Morse Flag and the Thorndike 
Hilton Cup were both awarded 
to Emery Boose, while the 
Academy Prize was given the 
Henry Eaton.The Class of '70 
then made its final exit after a 
prayer for peace administered by 
Chaplain Bill Dubocq. 

1 975 

20th Reunion 

The Class of '75 entered its final 
year at GDA to find that a few of 
the rules had been changed. The 
new seniors were chagrined to 
find that their evening study hall 
and automobile privileges were to 
be curtailed somewhat, because, 
as The Governor reported, Head- 
master Jack Ragle felt "the Acad- 
emy rules were not being en- 
forced as they should have been." 
Partially in response to this, a 
group of students including Andy 
Woodcock, Alden Cavanagh, Ed 
Gage, Stephanie Eames, Pam 
Pandapas and Peter Templeton 
formed Tlie Mole, an alternative 
newspaper designed to "provide 
an uninhibited voice for anyone 
here who wishes to speak." 

Speaking - though not 
necessarily communicating - was 
at the heart of a "Govielanese," in 
which members of the Class of 
'75 inserted "f" before every 
word, reiterated every word or 
inverted every word and sen- 
tence. The Governor helped out by 
printing a concise guide to these 

Halloween '74 provided a 
new outlet for Class talents, as 
David "Boss" Ingrassia and "his 
boys" staged a "mafia shoot- 
out," Audrey Cesario performed 
a belly dance, high-stepping 
Peirce dancers choreographed 
"The Monster Mash" and Ben 
Young appeared as a circus 
gorilla - all in the Jacob Dining 
Hall. Christmas dinner was 
scaled back, however, due to 
budget constraints, and instead 
of the traditional steak, the school 
was treated to a full Chinese 

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Rock on!: Bobby McGan/ and Ed Beardsley repre 
sent the Class of '75 at the 1974 GDA Halloween 

The Governor seemed to 
reflect the consensus view of 
Parents' Weekend with a single 
headline - that was not accompa- 
nied by a story: "Fair Weather 
Dulls Agony of Parents [sic] 

The Community Service 
Program expanded in the 1974- 
75 school year to include volun- 
teer positions at Newburyport's 
Anna jaques Hospital. Among 
the first students to take on these 
positions were Lisa Vaughter, 
Scott Draper and Wheeler 

GDA radio station WQLI- 
FM was resuscitated at the end 
of the fall term, having gone 
silent during the previous spring 
for lack of funding and qualified 
operators. Under the leadership 
of Dirk Lyons, Dave Bohman, 
Maria Papaioanou, Steve 
Dunfey, Barry Miller and Derek 
Bergmann, the station offered a 
six-to-eleven, Monday-through- 
Friday schedule of jazz, rock and 

"The Boyfriend" received 
rave reviews as the winter's dra- 
matic offering. Stand-outs 
included Dan Clayman, Maria 
Papaioanou, Pat Barker, Jay 
Taggart, Shelley Miller, Greg 
Pope and Rich O'Leary. The 
spring brought Aristophanes' 
"The Birds," featuring Dan 
Clayman and a cast of 30, and 
Mozart's opera "Bastien and 
Bastienna," with Maria 
Papaioanou, Jay Taggart and Pat 
Barker, to the Academy stage. It 
was also a big year for the Jazz 
Band, which grew to 14 mem- 
bers and vocalist Mary Anne 
Myers and also cut an album. 

was a favorite pastime 
of some '75ers, includ- 
ing the men of Peirce, 
who, on the eve of 
Christmas Break, sere- 
naded the women of 
Moody with holiday 
carols while wearing 
only stocking caps 
and boots. 

The 1974-75 
year may not be 
remembered as hav- 
ing produced the 
most successful GDA 
athletic teams (in 
terms of win-loss 
records), although the 
women's lacrosse 
team came within two goals of 
being undefeated for the season: 
They earned an overall record of 

Rich O'Leary was named 
the Morse Flag winner, while 
Louise Johnson won the 
Academy Prize at Commence- 
ment '75. The Thorndike Hilton 
Cup was awarded to Kevin 


15th Reunion 

The Class of 1980 witnessed the 
retirement of John J. Wither- 
spoon, who had served the 
Academy for 35 years. They 
dedicated the 1980 Milestone to 
Witherspoon, who had 
worked in a variety of 
positions, including 
Director of 
Coordinator, Master-in- 
Charge, President of 
the Board of Directors 
of the Secondary 
School Admission 
Testing Service, history 
teacher and coach of 
lacrosse, basketball, 
football and golf. 

The GDA sports 
teams had a fantastic 
year. The football team 
earned its second best 
record (5-2-0) in a 
decade. According to 
the 1980 fall-winter Archon, the 
team "averaged well over 300 

yards per game on the ground, 
and senior Marty Stephan led the 
entire North Shore area with 12 
touchdowns and finished the 
year as the record-holder in vir- 
tually every rushing category." 
The men's basketball team, cap- 
tained by Tony Thomas and 
Kevin Callahan, had its best sea- 
son in record, winning the 
Independent School League 
Championships and the New 
England Class C Championships. 
The Governors' outstanding per- 
formances also earned them tele- 
vision news coverage from 
Channel 5. The women's lacrosse 
team earned an impressive 11-1 
record under the leadership of 
captain Julie Duff. As reported in 
the Milestone, one of the team's 
most gratifying wins was against 
Pingree, whom they defeated by 
one goal scored in the last two 
minutes of the game. The cross- 
country ski team also went unde- 
feated, with no wins, no losses, 
no ties and no snow. Less than 
an inch of snow fell during each 
snow storm, so the team couldn't 
have any competitions and 
resorted to skiing on the pond, 
playing spudball and bicycle 
touring. The year 1980 also 
marked the creation of the GDA 
women's tennis team. 

During their tenure at 
GDA, members of the Class of 
1980 witnessed the construction 
of the Peter Marshall French Stu- 
dent Center, and were among the 
first classes to enjoy its benefits. 

Seven senior history stu- 
dents participated in an inten- 
sive one week study of the 
Federal Government in 
December 1979. The group vis- 
ited the Supreme Court, met 
with former Ambassador to Iran 
Stuart Rockwell and went to 
House Speaker Tip O'Neill's 
office. Pam Kurtz described her 
visit to a press conference in the 
West Wing of the White House 
in the spring 1980 Archon as, "...a 
room loud and smoke-filled, 
dominated by expensive cam- 
eras and zoom lenses.... The 
room became silent when [Press 
Secretary Jody] Powell entered, 
and he began quickly with a 
brief statement concerning the 
current Cambodian situation 
which had been buried in the 
wake of the hostage problem." 

The Morse Flag was 
awarded during Commence- 
ment '80 to Dana Jones and the 
Academy Prize was given to 
Abner Mason, while the 
Thorndike Hilton Cup was 
awarded to Frederick Long. 


10th Reunion 

The Class of 1985 witnessed the 
passing of a great teacher, coach, 
dormitory master and friend 
who served the Academy for 33 
years, as Heb Evans III died 


Group Portrait: The Class of 1980 poses for a portrait in front of Alumni Gym. 

The Archon 17 Spring 1995 

At Com- 
mencement, George 
Hasapidis received 
the Morse Flag, 
while Peter Quimby 
was given the 
Academy Prize and 
Susan Edelstein 
earned the Thorn- 
dike Hilton Cup. 


Winners: The Class of '85 included an undefeated volleyball team that won the A.I.S.G.A. 

February 12, 1985. The Class's 
dedication to him in the 1985 
Milestone read, "It is hard to con- 
vey an effective portrait of this 
man, whose tangible accom- 
plishments were formidable, 
with his four published books, 
vast number of athletic wins and 
excellence as a teacher. But more 
important than these was his 
ability as a leader. I'll never for- 
get hearing the players on his 
teams saying how they 
played. ..for "Heb' more than 
themselves, the school or any- 
thing else. He was the kind of 
leader one wanted to please... not 
out of fear, but out of devotion...." 
It was also a year of much 
construction on campus. Noyes 
House was renovated, and two 
faculty houses and four faculty 
townhouses were built on 
Faculty Lane. Perhaps the 
biggest change was the conver- 
sion of the Stone Garage into the 
Kaiser Visual Arts Center, con- 
taining a photography dark- 
room, a drawing and painting 
studio, a ceramics studio, a class- 
room and a main exhibit gallery. 
The Center was named in honor 
of Edgar F. Kaiser, the son of 
industrialist and philanthropist 
Henry J. Kaiser and father of 
Edgar F. Kaiser, Jr. '61. Accord- 
ing to the spring 1985 Archon, 
former Trustees' President Carl 
A. Pescosolido, Jr. '55 stated dur- 
ing the dedication, "This facility 
is a symbol of our commitment 
to the creative development of 
youthful minds." 

The sports teams pro- 
duced outstanding results, earn- 
ing several championship titles. 
The women's cross-country 
team, captained by Esmee 
Huggard, placed first in the 
Interscholastic Championships. 
The men's basketball team 
became, according to the 
Milestone, one of the best teams 
on the Eastern Seaboard with a 
24-1 record. The Governors, led 
by All- American Steve Bucknall, 
placed second in the Benedictine 
Classic in Virginia and earned 
the New England Championship 
title once again. The volleyball 
team had an undefeated season, 
earning an impressive 14-0 
record and taking first place in 
the A.I.S.G.A. Tournament, 
thanks largely to the efforts of 
MVPs Meredith Lazo and Esmee 
Huggard. The women's track 
team, captained by Elizabeth 
Asadoorian, earned its third con- 
secutive Interscholastic 
Championship. And even 
though coach Heb Evans wasn't 
there to see it, the last team he 
coached - the wrestling team - 
gave him his 200th career win. 

A milestone was also set 
in 1984-85 with the establish- 
ment of a women's ice hockey 
team. The team did well under 
the leadership of coach Linda 
Bromley and captains Melanie 
D'Orazio and Stephanie 
D'Orazio, winning all the games 
it played against other first-year 

5th Reunion 

The Class of 1990 cel- 
ebrated Earth Day by 
participating in a 
month-long competi- 
tion to save energy, 
and took shorter show- 
ers, turned off lights 
and learned to wear sweaters 
more. The inhabitants of Boynton 
won the contest, using 67 percent 
less energy than the dorm had a 
year earlier. On Earth Day itself, 
students walked the GDA 
Nature Trail, canoed on the Mill 
River and set up booths in 
Alumni Gym to teach others 
about acid rain, recycling, 
nuclear power, the rain forests 
and other topics. Proceeds from 
the Earth Day t-shirts they sold 
went toward saving South 
American rain forests. 

The Governor went high- 
tech with a new desktop publish- 
ing system under the editorship 
of Jim Lewis. Marking its 30th 
year of publication, the student 

paper also became a weekly for 
the first time in its history, 
thanks to the new computer 

The Community Service 
Program continued to expand in 
the 1989-90 year, as Transition 
House and the Port 
Rehabilitation Center in 
Newburyport were added to the 
agencies where GDA students 

In sports, the football 
team earned a 5-1-1 record - and 
went undefeated in its final six 
games - led by co-captains Chad 
Harlow and Todd Dixon. The 
men's basketball team captured 
the New England Class C title 
for the third time in three years 
and placed second in the ISL. 
The team's MVPs were co-cap- 
tains Todd Dixon and Don 
Conley, while Artie Zweil picked 
up the Coach's Award and Kyrie 
Stevens was named All-League 
Honorable Mention. The hockey 
team, in only its second year in 
the Keller Division, rolled up the 
second best season record of the 
division, ending the season 16-6 
behind Division Player of the 
Year Nicholas Vachon and fellow 
all-stars Eric Lacroix, Mike 
Guilbert and Mike Yeagley. 

At Commencement 1990, 
Shannon Davenport was 
awarded the Morse Flag and 
Michael Yeagley won the Acad- 
emy Prize. The Thorndike Hilton 
Cup was presented to Gordon 
Randall, the Class' ranking 

Almost Finished: Members of the Class of '90 prepare for their ceremonial leap 
over the Mansion House garden wall. 

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believe, means, first defeating the Axis 
powers. This is a negative job. If we 
stop there, we have accomplished noth- 
ing. That was the mistake we made after 
the first World War 25 years ago. Now 
we have the whole job to do over again, 
only this time it is 10 times as hard. 

All of us very much enjoyed 
seeing Mr. Stott and Mr. Hill when they 
visited school recently. Mr. Stott had just 
won his commission in the Marines after 
a stiff training course at Quantico. Mr. 
Hill visited us a few days later with his 
bride of last June. Mr. Hill, who received 
his commission last spring, has just com- 
pleted five months intensive training in 
communications at the postgraduate 
school at Annapolis. 

March 1943 

You will be interested to know 
that every single space at school is filled 
at the present time. Despite the exam- 
ples of boys leaving high schools and 
even some preparatory schools in large 
numbers during the last few months, not 
one boy has left Governor Dummer 
either to enter military service or to enter 
college [early]. I am exceedingly proud 
of this record. 

April 1943 

The following men have been 
reported killed or "missing is action." 
[In the letter, there follows a list of seven 
names with details. One of the names 
was a student whose death was unique 
among Governor Dummer men killed in 
the War.] Hans Bosenius, German 
exchange student and former member of 
the Class of 1935. Killed while serving 
with German armed forces during the 
invasion of Poland, September 1940. 

May 1943 

There are many among our 
older alumni who are making splendid 
War records. Dr. T Raymond Healy of 
Newburyport and Boston, eminent x-ray 
specialist, now serving as a Captain in 
the Navy, is a graduate of the Class of 
1895. Sergeant Frederic C. Ambrose '08 
was taken prisoner by the Japanese when 
Bataan fell. In an effort to help Sergeant 
Ambrose's family, scholarship aid has 
been provided for his 17-year-old son, 
David, who is this year a member of our 
junior class, and earning excellent 

Doing their Part: GDA students collected newspapers to support the War effort. 

August 1943 

Dick Schanzle,s letters from the 
South Pacific have become infrequent 
and now the reason appears. His mother 
tells me that he was married "to a lovely 
Australian girl" on July 23 in Melbourne. 
This is good news. Captain Lee 
Ackerman '39 is flying a transport plane 
in Africa. He carried "a general and his 
staff to India one night at midnight, a 
load of precious metals from Russia to 
the west in the early dawn — engines, 
guns, coffins, prisoners, food, candy, 
mail, troops. Our motto has become 
anything, anywhere, anytime". 

I am very sorry to report the 
death of Chief Warrant Officer Frederic 
C. Ambrose of the Class of 1908 [who] 
was taken prisoner at Bataan and has 
since died in a Japanese prison camp. 

September 1943 

School opened yesterday. There 
are ten youngsters, including Ashley 
Eames, in our new eighth grade, and the 
average age of the rest of the school is a 
little lower than usual. There are at least 
15 boys in the junior class last year who 
would have been seniors this year, but 
who have been prevented by the draft 
form returning. 

After graduating Tom Collins a 
little while ago, we have this summer 
enrolled Johnny Walker. Apparently this 
was a bit too much because it was not 
long before a boy named Akenhead 
entered school. 

Lieutenant Tom Logan '36 
wrote that he had seen some action with 
the Army in Algeria, in Tunisia and 
finally in Sicily. Then he writes: "A very 
strange coincidence occurred to me as I 
read Bill Davison's letter and he 
recounted all the places he had been and 
fought. The coincidence was that I, too, 
was at the Battle of Thala, which was one 
of the battles in the Kasserine Pass. I 
was with the American artillery that sup- 
ported the British Infantry and little did I 
realize then that the GDA boys were 
fighting on the same battlefield." 

October 1943 

Ever since I started writing 
these letters last Christmas, I have been 
addressing them to "All Governor 
Dummer Men in the Armed Forces," and 
I have sent copies to all other alumni. 
You will notice that this October letter is 
addressed simply to "All Governor 
Dummer Men." I have come to realize 
more and more that we are all in this 
fight together, whether or not we are 
wearing uniforms — and I want to speak 
in these letters directly to every boy who 
has attended the school, regardless of 
where or how he is serving. 

November 1943 

There is plenty more news from 
alumni on the fighting fronts, but as I 
said in my last letter, I am just as much 
interested in the boys who are fighting 

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In Memorium: Henry Mellen Kent, a 
sergeant in the Army Air Corps, was the only 
member of the Class of 1942 killed during 
World War II. He died June 20, 1945. 

on the home front. I have a fine letter 
from Jim Smith "33, who is flying all 
over the country in the service of Carl I. 
Norden, Inc. I think you may have 
heard of this firm"s product, the Norden 
bombsight. I have a more recent letter 
from Peter Van Voohis "37, who was the 
first man from his home town to enter 
service, who has since been discharged 
for physical reasons, and who is now in 
the Priorities Department of Merck & 
Co., helping to speed up the manufac- 
ture of penicillin, the new wonder drug. 

December 1943 

I have a brave letter from 
Stewart Munroe's mother saying that 
Stew '38 is "missing in action. We have a 
letter from [his group captain] telling us 
that, although Stewart's ship, a B-29 
Liberator Bomber, received a direct hit in 
the bomb bay, the bombs had been 
released, and the pilot was able to keep 
the ship under control until all the crew 
had bailed out. So we are confident that 
he is alive and probably a prisoner of 
war. Missing is not lost, and we con- 
tinue to have hope and faith that better 
news will reach us before long. We are 
very proud of what Stewart has done. 
He has shown great courage and deter- 
mination from the first and had already 
received the Distinguished Flying Cross 
for his part in the Ploesti raid." [Ploestik 

Rumania, site of large Axis oil fields.] I 
always thought a lot of Stew when he 
was in school, and I am not ashamed to 
tell you that tears filled my eyes as I read 
and reread Mrs. Munroe's letter. 

From an alumnus overseas: 
"For some time I have wanted to write to 
you and to tell you how much I have 
enjoyed your monthly letters. I believe 
that these letters if continued will bind 
all alumni to Governor Dummer as 
alumni are bound to no other school." 

January 1944 

Word has reached school that 
Ensign Nels Corey '35 is now serving on 
Admiral Halsey's staff in the Pacific. 

March 1944 

Tom Collins '41 writes that 
Louis des Congets '41 now has 25 mis- 
sions over Germany and has volunteered 
to stay over there for another 25 missions 
rather than come back home. 

April 1944 

It is interesting to see how 
many alumni mention the Sunday vesper 
services in their letters. Norm Fox "38 
reminisces for the better part of one 
page, typewritten and single-spaced, 
about these services. 

May 1944 

Lieutenant Melvin Salwen '37 
writes: "I've been delivering airplanes 
for nine months and have made six 
crossings, two over the Pacific, one over 
the North Atlantic, and three over the 
South Atlantic. I've been to every fight- 
ing front in the War and was shot down 
once off the coast of France. Fortunately 
we all bailed out and due to the fine 
work of the British rescue launches, were 
picked up in seven hours. Upon each 
return from a foreign trip I get more and 
more disturbed over the signs of opti- 
mism that appear everywhere in this 
country.... We are not winning the War 
in Italy; as a matter of fact, we are taking 
an awful beating and it's all we can do to 
hold on to our beachheads there. The 
main reason is that we have been very 
unsuccessful in getting supplies to our 
men. We have the supplies in North 
Africa, but our ships are being sunk in 
the Mediterranean. The news does not 
warrant the prevalent feeling of opti- 

June 6, 1944 

This is D-Day. This morning 
after breakfast Mrs. Eames found our 
cook in tears. Nate Welch, who fires the 
school furnaces, has a wife who has been 
very sick for some time. We all knew 
that, and were very sorry for Nate. It 
seems that this morning Nate's son, who 
was in the service, finally came home to 
see his mother, but when he arrived 
home he had only one leg and one arm 

- D-Day. I don't think I shall ever for- 
get it. 

July 1944 

Private Lew Harrower '41 was 
the first to write from Normandy. His 
letter is dated June 22 from "Foxhole, 
France," and he writes: "Well, here I am 
in France. I was among the first waves 
of assault troops to land and it was a 
pretty hectic time for a while. Can't say 
much about it right now, but we've been 
fighting for over 16 days and I had my 
first real chance to shave and clean up a 
bit today. I thought of [Governor 
Dummer] the other night while I was 
lying in a foxhole. How I wish I could 
be back there. I guess every boy wishes 
it, too. I wouldn't take a million dollars 
for the days I spent a Governor Dummer. 
Those memories are among my fondest 
and I made some very lasting friend- 
ships there." 

August 1944 

Here are some statistics we had 
occasion to compile this summer: 

- Number of graduates in 13 year period 
1931-1943: 700 

- Number of these graduates in the ser- 
vice: 560 

- Number of commissioned officers: 225 

Mr. and Mrs. Stone's daughter 
Nan is two years old. Whenever her par- 
ents' friends ask her where she lives, she 
replies proudly, "Guviter Gummiter." 

I am going to close with another 
letter from Lew Harrower, written from 
another foxhole in Normandy: "We 
landed [in Normandy] D-Day at H plus 
30, which means H Hour plus 30 min- 
utes. We were right behind the first 
waves of infantry; we were the fifth 
wave. We didn't expect to meet much 
else but a little small-arms fire, but the 
Jerries [Germans] had a surprise for us 
and threw everything at us but the 
kitchen sink. I was in the water for 
about 50 minutes before I could make a 
break to cross the beach. It was a pretty 

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bloody mess. How some of us survived 
that morning God only knows the 
answer. What was left of our Company 
re-formed later in the day and we 
pushed inland and bivouacked in a field 
that night. The next morning we found 
Jerry had set up machine guns that 
cross-fired our field. It was quite hot for 
a while, but again, some of us got out of 
it.... I hope you can read this okay. I'm 
not so hot at writing — no reflection on 
Governor Dummer. It's just that the fox- 
hole is cramped and my hand is a little 
shaky. My best to all the faculty and 
Mrs. Eames." 

September 1944 

We have just received word that 
Bill Williamson '35 is missing in action 
over China. This is a heavy blow. When 
Bill was in school he was captain of the 
football team, president of his class, and 
winner of the Morse Flag. But at a time 
like this you forget all that and just think 
of Bill himself. His mother and father 
are still hoping and so are all of us. 

October 1944 

I was glad to hear from Mike 
Terry '41, who has seen action at Salerno, 
at Anzio, and in the landing in southern 

In my last letter I told you that 
Bill Williamson was missing in action 
over China. I must now tell you that 
later Bill was officially reported as killed 
in action. He was buried in China, and 
his mother and father have received a 
splendid letter from a chaplain who vis- 
ited his grave. 

Our advanced Spanish class 
came to the phrase "love affair." Mr. 
Ohrn thought it would be entertaining to 
see whether Miguel Ortega, Julio's 
young brother, knew the Spanish for 
"love affair," and so he asked him in 
front of the class. "I understand what 
love ees," Miguel replied, "but what ees 
thees af-fair?" 

November 1944 

Ever since the Normandy inva- 
sion, I have been receiving letters quite 
regularly from Lew Harrower headed 
"Foxhole, France." His latest, written on 
October 16, is headed "Foxhole, 

December 1944 

Another letter from Bill 
Davison. He is fighting in northern Italy 

in what Time magazine calls "the forgot- 
ten War." Bill writes: "My hopes for a 
quick end to the War have been pretty 
low of late, but with Norton Cushman's 
('42) world-shattering inventions in the 
field of radio, I reckon anything can hap- 
pen. Our problems here are fairly acute. 
Firstly, the mountains and the rain and 
the mud. Secondly, a lack of roads, so 
that all supplies come by mules, for 
which animals I have a passionate dis- 
like; thirdly, a very serious shortage of 
British manpower reserves, and fourthly, 
the Germans. They are resisting quite 
fanatically our attempts to get into the 
plain, and although we are bound to get 
there sooner or later, his stubborn atti- 
tude is making progress very slow and 
difficult. Supplies are brought up by 
mules who are stubborn and unwilling. 



N,.» I In SjI. in Ihr .VImmiI PosloMio 

They have to be dragged and pushed up 
muddy slopes, and the journey takes 
anywhere from four to six hours each 
way. Men are too weary to cook the food 
when it arrives and live mainly on brews 
of tea and cigarettes. Casualties are 
evacuated by mules and have a rough 
trip, especially when the mules run 
amok. In fact, everything is about as 
bloody as it can be, and will continue to 
be so until we get to the plains. Happy 
Xmas. Bill Davison." 

Think of Bill Davison, wounded 
now for the second time, who fought 
through the Tunisian campaign, captured 
the little island of Pantelleria, and lived 
through the bitter months on the Anizio 
beachhead before he even went into 
[northern Italy]; think of that boy, long 
since become a man, wishing me a Merry 
Christmas! That is almost more than I 
can stand. 

January 1945 

A dispatch from an advanced 
Pacific base states that Marine Corporal 
Ralph Bean '38, driver of an amphibious 
tractor, saved two comrades from watery 
graves D-Day on Guam while engaged 
in landing Marine troops on the beach in 
the face of heavy Japanese machine gun 
and mortar fire. 

February 1945 

Pfc. Edward Breckenridge, Jr., 
'43 was killed in action in Belgium on 
Christmas day. Breck had been in the 
lines only one week. At school, Breck 
captained the basketball and baseball 
teams. Because he had left school so 
recently, because he was so well liked, 
perhaps because he seemed like such a 
little fellow, physically, Breck's loss 
affected the boys and the faculty deeply. 
His death seemed to bring the War right 
onto the campus. 

March 1945 

I am relieved that I have news 
of only one more wounded man to 
report in this letter. Captain Fred Stott of 
the Marines, former teacher here, was 
wounded on Iwo Jima. If we can believe 
his own letters, he is going to be all right. 
What is more, he is now in California, 
and will arrive home in Andover almost 
any day. 

Mrs. Wesley H. Blank, mother 
of Howard Blank '42, writes: "I should 
like to follow Lieutenant Commander 
Skeele's lead and extend a hearty invita- 
tion to any GDA men or couples coming 
through Washington, D.C." 

April 1945 

Pfc. Peter Morgan '43 has 
received the Infantryman's Combat 
Badge and also the Bronze Star Medal. 
During an attack, the commander of a 
company to which Pete did not belong 
had been wounded and, according to the 
citation, "Pfc. Morgan courageously 
crawled toward him over several hun- 
dred yards of exposed terrain. Having 
administered first aid, he carried him 
back to their lines and ensured that he 
received prompt medical attention." 

May 1945 

Letters about the Nazi atrocities 
are beginning to come in from our own 
boys. Nat Sanders "33 wrote home from 

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Sincerely yours. 

continued from page 23 

Germany on April 21. "Some of the 
things I have seen have been so incredi- 
bly shocking that I have wondered 
would it be of any use in trying to tell 
you of them." [The world had discov- 
ered the concentration camps and the 
depths of the Holocaust.] 

July 1945 

Captain Dewey Flint '35 of the 
Army Air Forces was killed in action on 
April 20 on a mission to Wittenberg, 
[Germany], when the plane he was pilot- 
ing was hit by flak. 

September 1945 

The great news of the end of the 
War happened to arrive on my birthday. 
Mrs. Eames had invited Dr. and Mrs. 
Bullard to join the family for dinner, and 
they drove into the quiet summer cam- 
pus blowing their horn all the way. We 
didn"t have our radio turned on in the 
Mansion House, so we innocently sup- 
posed the Bullards must be trying to cel- 
ebrate the Headmaster's natal day. They 
seemed a little more excited than that 
occasion warranted, however. Over the 
radio on their way from Newburyport to 
school they had heard the final official 
news of the Japanese surrender. The 
doctor obviously wanted to let off steam, 
and we soon had him tugging on the bell 
rope in the old Red Schoolhouse.... I 
think the feeling which we all share is 
one of tremendous relief. Too many boys 
have been hurt or killed for us to be 
actually joyful — too many boys whom 
we knew and loved. Nevertheless, our 
hearts are filled with thanksgiving when 
we think that at last the end has come 
and for now, for a short time at least 
those boys who have been spared will 
have a chance to live and to be happy. 

Lieutenant Stewart W. Munroe, 
Jr., '38 already reported in these letters as 
missing in action over Rumania, has now 
been officially classified as dead by the 
War Department after a second review of 
the case. 

November 1946 

Now that most of you have 
returned from the service, there seems to 
be less need of the monthly letters which 
1 wrote as long as the War lasted. I may 
however, want to write you when some 
special occasion arises. Mrs. Eames and I 

want to send you all our warm good 
wishes for a happy Thanksgiving Day. 
Americans have much to be thankful for 
just now, and it is a good thing to take 
time to remember it. 

Sincerely yours, 

Ted Eames 

To Realize The Dream 

continued from page 11 

hey care about. They were hard-working 
and generous and light-hearted, and I 
deeply appreciated, for my own sake, 
having had the opportunity to meet them. 

Reading that essay I wrote five 
years ago, I realize now that my conclu- 
sion did not fully explain the meaning of 
that experience for me. "I had spent one 
day on Worcester Street," I wrote, "and 
encountered a garden that needed tend- 
ing. I had never expected to dig in such 
rich earth, not to discover in myself such 
prejudices about the city I learned to dis- 
tinguish sage, chives, carrots, parsley, cel- 
ery and basil from the flamboyant weeds 
that entangle them. And I learned that 
more is grown in well-ordered gardens 
than flowers, herbs and vegetables. Pride 
and purpose also flourish." 

Now, after reflecting on Martin 
Luther King, my self-revelation is com- 
plete. I realize now that my essay needs 
one more sentence: "And I sat down 
together at the table with a wonderful per- 
son named Loma-Lou Jackson, who makes 
a most unusual jam from crushed green 
tomatoes and raspberry Jell-O that tastes 
surprisingly good on Saltine crackers." 

I hope that each and every one of 
us will have similarly transcendent expe- 
riences today. I hope you will appreciate 
that whatever service you volunteer — 
even if you do not actually meet someone 
new — your service will make a positive 
difference in ways that we do not always 
know. It really will. 

"Perhaps a fitting resting place 
for King's legacy, and for his language," 
McPherson writes, "should not be within 
the monuments built to celebrate, or to 
contain, the spirit of the movement he 
tried his best to lead. Perhaps he and his 
language deserve to occupy an integrated 
room in the national pantheon, a room set 
aside to honor his basic ethic." By that 
McPherson means a room where King 
would be honored in the company of all 
those moral giants, like Abraham Lincoln 
and Harriet Tubman and Elizabeth Cady 

Stanton and John Winthrop, on whose 
shoulders Americans have aspired to 
build "a city upon a hill," a nation gov- 
erned by "the better angels of our 
nature." I can think of no finer place for 
that tribute than the rooms that you will 
integrate today, in soup kitchens and 
shelters, group homes and community 
centers, hospitals and nursing homes. It 
is fine to name streets and schools and a 
national holiday after Martin Luther 
King, but now much finer it is to act that 
day, this day, and every day, in the spirit 
of his moral vision of America. 

"History has thrust on our gen- 
eration an indescribably important des- 
tiny — to complete a process of 
democratization which our nation has 
too long developed too slowly," King 
once wrote. "We can choose either to 
walk the high road of human brother- 
hood or to tread the low road of man's 
inhumanity to man." Lest it die with the 
passing of King and his generation, this 
hopeful American mission falls now to 
us to take up. So today, rededicating 
ourselves in the spirit of Martin Luther 
King, which complements the spirit of 
Governor Dummer Academy, let us go 
work together to revitalize America. "I 
have a dream..." Non sibi sed aliis. Not 
for self, but for others. All people are 
created equal. E pluribus unum. 

And — who knows? — if our 
hearts and minds are indeed genuine, 
maybe we'll witness, too, the resurrec- 
tion of baseball. 


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Todd Brown '83 and Priscilla Burke, 
September 18, 1994 

Eric Marshall '84 and Jennifer Gomez, 
September 10, 1994 

Sarah Soule '85 and Brian Cullinan, 
August 27,1995 


Born to Elizabeth and Carter Evans '67, 
a daughter, Grace Katheryn; February 10, 

Born to Anita and Mark Kolb '74, a 
daughter, Molly Rose; September 11, 1994. 

Born to Janet and David Cain '75, a 
daughter, Adeline Noelani; Jauary 11, 

Born to Mary and Dana Stetson '78, a son, 
Wiliam Perry; January 30, 1994. 

Born to Kimberly and Richard Theriault 
'79, a daughter, Claudia Leigh; September 
20, 1994. 

Born to Kathleen and Kevin Callahan '80, 

a daughter, Kelly Welsh; January 23, 1995. 

Born to Elizabeth Evans, '80, and Nick 
Coler, a daughter, Sarah Atlee Coler; 
March 1, 1995. 

Born to Jennifer and Russell Savrann '80, 
a daughter, Lindsay Wilkins; September 
13, 1994. 

Born to Kate and Larry Schwartz '81, a 
daughter, Chloe Alexandra; December 7, 

Born to Mit and Karen McKinney-Jantzen 
'82, a daughter, Zoe M.; December 8, 1994. 


Guy Vance Carpenter, class of 1943, died 
February 28, 1994 at Rhode Island 
Hospital. He was 68. After graduating 
from Governor Dummer Academy, he 
served in the Navy during World War II. 
After the War, he established Boy Scout 
troops for dependents of military per- 
sonal. He was also scoutmaster of Boy 
Scout Troop 2 in Barrington, RI, where he 
lived for more than 40 years. He gradu- 
ated from the New England Conservatory 
of Music in Boston in 1950 and then 
attended The Mozarteum in Salzburg, 
Austria from 1953-54. In 1956, he estab- 
lished the Barrington Boys Choir, which 
he directed for many years, and in 1957, 
he re-established the Barrington Men's 
Glee Club. The Barrington Boys Choir 
toured the British Isles and Europe and 
had several performances with the 
Metropolitan Opera Company of New 
York and the Boston Pops, then under the 
direction of Arthur Fiedler. The Choir 
competed at the International Music 
Eisteddfod, Llangollen, Wales, where they 
were the top foreign choir in the children's 
category. In addition to the concert tours, 
the Choir participated in an exchange pro- 
gram with the Vienna Boys Choir. For a 
decade, the boys visited and performed in 
each other's countries. He is survived by 
two brothers, Alan P. Carpenter of 
Sudbury and Eugene F. Verdery III of 
Jacksonville, FL; and a sister, Vivian 
Woodruff of Auburn, NY. 

Daniel Hazen Emerson, class of 1950, 
died December 4, 1993 at his home after a 
brief illness. He was 62. Upon graduation 
from Governor Dummer Academy, 
Emerson earned a bachelor of science 
degree in biochemistry from Williams 
College. Born in Melrose on February 7, 

1932, he lived in Wakefield and, later, in 
Lynnfield. Since 1974, he was the owner 
and the operator of Emerson Sales, Inc. of 
Lynnfield. From 1957 to 1993, Emerson 
worked with his father as a representative 
for several large furniture manufacturing 
companies. Some of the major factories he 
represented were American of Martins- 
ville in Martinsville, VA, American Drew 
of High Point, NC, and Morgan Stewart of 
Granite Falls, NC. He was a GDA Class 
Secretary from 1989 to 1992, and was a 
member of the New England Home 
Furnishing Representatives Association, 
the Centre Congregational Church in 
Lynnfield and the Bear Hill Country Club 
in Stoneham. He is survived by his wife 
Joanne C. (Person) Emerson; a daughter, 
Charlotte E. Audet of Terryville, CT; two 
sons, Peter G. Emerson of Woburn and 
Paul S. Emerson of Lynnfield; a sister, 
Charlene Bostrom of Bethel, VT; two 
granddaughters, Christina M. Audet and 
Elizabeth A. Audet; a niece; and a nephew. 

Daniel Hazen Emerson '50 

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Harold H. Audet 


511 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove, CA 93950 

(408) 373-5652 

Gerald May '26 has retired after 60 years of 
active law practice. He hopes to catch up on 
his reading for pleasure and attend the 
Reunion in Byfield next June. After that, he 
will probably travel and be active in volun- 
teer work. T Russ Hamilton '27 had a 
cataract removed from his left eye and a new 
lens implanted. This is the second implant 
for Russ, and his wife also has implants in 
both eyes. They will be spending a month 
this winter in Desert Hot Springs, CA, and, 
while there, celebrate their 60th wedding 
anniversary. T Warren Lane '27 has been 
active in Rotary for many years, and next 
June will attend its worldwide conference in 
Nice, France. ▼ Marshall Clinard '28 contin- 
ues to be active as an author of sociology 
texts, and has had two books published in 
the last year. This winter he is making his 
14th trip to India. Several years ago, he 
worked for the Ford Foundation in India. T 
.Anne writes that Bill Gove '32 has been 
diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Other 
than some memory loss, he is in general 
good health and good spirits. They live in a 
retirement home in Concord, NH, and their 
four children live nearby. T Howard Beale 
'33 is looking forward to next summer, when 
he will play on an "over-60 softball team." 
When not playing, he works as a scorekeeper 
for a local softball team that his son plays on. 
In between games, and during the winter, he 
does free-lance art work. T Seth Baker '34 is 
a retired vice president of Celanese Fibers 
International. He lives in Chatham, NJ, and 
keeps active in volunteer work. He is writing 
his memories for his great-great-grandchil- 
dren. We should all do the same thing, and 
file the chapter on our Governor Dummer 
Academy years in the school archives. ▼ 
Dick Sprague '34 continues to follow 
independent School League hockey, and is 
the agent for the class of '31 at the Fessenden 
School. He hopes to get back to Byfield in the 
spring and attend Reunion Weekend '95. ▼ 
Russ Potter '37 is Chairman Emeritus of 
Arthur W. Wood Company in Boston. He 
continues to live in Amesbury, MA. T A 
mini-reunion was held on the S.S. Radisson 
Diamond while it passed through the 
Panama Canal. Among the passengers 
were T Allen Schott '38 and Josiah Welch 
'47. Allen continues to live in Salt Lake City, 
and would like to hear from his old 

class-mates. ▼ Richard Phippen '38 is semi- 
retired and continues to be a trustee of the 
North Shore Medical Center and Gordon 
Conwell Theological Seminary in 
Massachusetts. He is also a trustee of the 
Center for Plant Con- servation in St. Louis, 
MO. He continues to five in Wenham, MA, 
and does a lot of traveling. ▼ David Hall '38 
has been suffering from Alzheimer 's Disease 
for several years, and now resides in a nurs- 
ing home. 


Donald W. Stockwell 


8 Country Hill 

Brattleboro, VT 05301 

(802) 254-5504 

Hank Payson, like manv other 39ers, is living 
the good life, as he is spending Januarv and 
February in Marco Island, FL. He's occupying 
his time playing golf and tennis, but says he's 
also set aside a little time for romancing. 
Although he missed John Klotz this past sum- 
mer, he apparentlv is finding the path of the 
bon uivant of Bryn Mawr to his liking. Hank, 
who is a member of the St. Andrews set, vis- 
ited that hallowed ground in Scotland, as well 
as Naples, Italy, with his Williams College 
group. He plans to visit his old buddy 
Tom Tennev before returning home from 
Honda. ▼ Chuck Hewitt is also spending the 
winter in Horida, where he's trving to lower 
his golf handicap. Last fall, he visited New 
Orleans and spent seven days on the 
Mississippi Queen, traveling to Vicksburg and 
back. He highly recommends the trip. We 
wonder if his winnings at the gaming tables 
had anvthing to do with that remark. ▼ It's 
great to get a note from ▼ Spence Brewster 
and, although he has his ups and downs 
health-wise, he still has a great sense of 
humor. Although he advised me to keep in 
the saddle, I have to admit it's slipping a 
bit. T My letter to you guys found a sup- 
porter in Tom Tenney. He, too, hoped it would 
get you "chipmunks" out of the woods, and 
we would hear from you. He is not too opti- 
mistic regarding his golf and tennis games, as 
he indicates they have both hit bottom. 
However, there are other avenues to explore, 
and he is planning to head to the Blue 
Danube in June. He now has eight grandchil- 
dren, who we know will keep his mind off his 
athletic frustrations. ▼ John Klotz, who 
never stays home, spent Thanksgiving in 
Hawaii working on his tennis game with 
Stanford's tennis team, which apparently was 
most successful. He also toured some of the 

more exotic places in California, including a 
drive through a redwood tree. I have to 
assume the hole was already there. It's on to 
Horida for three months this winter to fur- 
ther sharpen his tennis game, which he says 
sure beats Buster Navins shouting at poor 
defenseless students. ▼ A long, newsy letter 
from John Gannett tells us he's keeping busv 
traveling and building a house. Apparentlv, 
he was successful in his battle with the regu- 
lator}" agencies, as his original camp was 
removed. The construction then came to a 
halt, as business took him back to Maine in 
January. However, now everything is full- 
steam ahead, and the new house is probablv 
livable now. In the meantime, his travels 
have taken him to the west coast by rail, and 
then another train trip to Dallas, as well as to 
Springfield, IL. For a retiree, he certainly is 
on the move. T Chuck Goodrich enjoys see- 
ing Dave Ellbogen on occasion in Chicago- 
land. Chuck relates back to the days when 
Art Sager booked a glee club concert with 
the Walnut Hill girls. One of the renditions 
was Gilbert and Sullivan's "Princess Ida" 
with the "rum, rum, rum of the military 
drum, and the guns go boom boom." He 
must be very knowledgeable in the music 
field because he said this opera was unique 
in that it is the only one with three acts! It's 
amazing how smart some 39ers turned out 
to be. ▼ George Simson had an interesting 
experience this past fall. He attended the 
50th reunion of his 529th Signal Operations 
Company in St. Louis. This World War II 
unit participated in the invasion of Okinawa 
operating communications at the 10th Armv 
Headquarters. After V-J day, he went to 
Korea and was part of the occupation. 
Fortunately, at the reunion, all wore name 
tags, as 50 years does change a guy. There 
was non-stop story telling, and they wrote a 
book about their experiences. He found out 
more about his unit at the meeting than 
when he was in it. Having spent a few hours 
with him one evening at our 50th, I can 
understand that. T Tint Killough is still 
working part time at Lord & Taylor in 
Westfield, NJ- He resides close by, so it's just 
a matter of rolling out of bed and a five- 
minute drive to work. He doubts he will be 
able to make this year's Reunion, which is 
June 9-11 . Hopefullv, however, the Class of 
'39 will be represented. We still have the ban- 
ner to carry in the parade. T Nothing excit- 
ing has happened with me recently, although 
how we ever had time to work before retire- 
ment is a mystery. Rotary, Shrine, bank direc- 
tor, property manager, as well as mopping 
floors and vacuuming on occasion keeps me 

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busy. Of course, being your Secretary and 
trying to lure notes from you guys three 
times a year has taken its toll, but just to hear 
from a few of you makes it all worthwhile. 
Alice and I did go to Philadelphia for New 
Year's, which was exciting for a country boy 
The Mummers parade, tour of the city and a 
New Year's bash that included keeping three 
women happy at the same time. John Klotz - 
eat your heart out! 


Class Secretary Needed 

Robert Goodspeed: "My leather company 
continues to grow, and 1994 was my biggest 
dollar delivery year. Bookings in January '95 
were 66 percent ahead of January '94, so '95 
looks like another very good year. Joanne 
and I spent one week at Paradise Island in 
the Bahamas, but otherwise we stay very 
close to North Hampton, NH. All four sons 
are employed, married and raising more 
Goodspeeds. ▼ Bob Little: "We accepted 
France's offer of discounts - to visit, see, feel, 
taste and enjoy the differences that 50 years 
had brought. No longer the heavy, solid 
boots, the heavy drone of the 1830 engine, 
etc., etc.! We took this trip on our own. We 
walked and rode the train, the bus, the Metro 
and even rented and drove a car. We had a 
wonderful time! The French people were 
wonderful! Now back into another year of 
research and marketing development in 
tomatoes." T Fred Stanger: "Stopped at 
school last May. What a change - girls! After 
graduation, I took flight training in 1940 and 
flew in lots of different jobs during the War, 
ending up with the Air Transport Command. 
Ferried fighters all over for three-and-a-half 
years. Flew Bar Harbor Airways '46-'47 and 
then became real estate broker on the Maine 
Line, Philadelphia for 35 years. Sailed 
Chesapeake Bay in a Sabre 28 sloop for 10 
years before sailing to Daytona Beach, FL, 
down the waterway in '85. Did some real 
estate here until last June. Retired here - try- 
ing to forget working. So far good health, 
peace and tranquility. Have wonderful wife 
Jeanne, son John and grandson David." T 
Bill Torrey: "Really no news from here. Am 
looking forward to arrival of spring and, of 
course, our 55th Reunion. Best regards to all 
of the Class of '40." 

Sam Robbins 

Sam Robbins '41 will exhibit his 
White Mountain Painters collection at muse- 
ums and galleries across the country during 
1995 and 1996. 

The paintings depict the landscape 
of the White Mountains in New Hampshire 
from 1834 to 1926. The exhibit, which was 
displayed at Governor Dummer Academy in 
April, 1990, will be shown from May 14, 
1995 to November 3, 1996 at several venues 
including the Orlando Museum of Art, 
Orlando, FL; Louisiana Arts and Science 
Center, Baton Rouge, LA; Mulvane Art 
Museum, Topeka, KA; Butler Institute of 
American Art, Youngstown, OH; Mitchel 
Art Gallery of St. John's College, Annapolis, 
MD; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, 
GA; and Willia?n A. Farnsworth Library and 
Art Museum, Rockland, ME. For more infor- 
mation about the exhibit, which was orga- 
nized by the Danforth Museum of Art in 
Framingham, MA, contact Sam Robbins at 


R. Andrew Little 
SecretaryRD #3, 
Box 336 

Little Falls, NY 13365 
(315) 823-1662 

Bob Covert and his wife Maxine have retired 
to sunny Arizona. They have two daughters 
and five grandchildren. Bob is in reasonably 
good health, and he bicycles for exercise. Rose- 
gardening is his hobby. T Edward Flynn is 
keeping busy in Pompano Beach, FL. He loves 
fitness, deep-sea fishing and golf. T Sam 
Robbins' investment counsel business is still 
growing. Dave Goodhart gets most of the bro- 
kerage. The Danforth Art Museum in Fram- 
ingham is still showing 63 still lifes he has dug 
out of the woodwork in the last 37 years. T 
Howard Stint sold his business in Ohio, but is 
still running the Jackson Hole dude ranch. 
He's working on his family's genealogy (back 
to 1430), and is busier than ever. 


Seward E. Pomeroy 


29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, MA 01602 

(508) 752-7469 

You will recall that when I put our 50th 
Reunion Book together back in 1992, 1 inserted 

one of Ted Eames' letters that he had written 
to the alumni during World War II. I thought 
it would be interesting this spring, 50 years 
after the end of the War, to look back at what 
we were doing in those really bleak days 
when we were just stepping into adulthood. 
In our Class of 54 graduates, 50 of us were in 
the armed forces. By the end of the War, Mr. 
Eames had heard from 48 of us. Of this latter 
group, the largest number of us, 16, were in 
the Air Force, followed by the Army with 15, 
the Navy with 14, the Marines with two and 
the Merchant Marine with one. Almost 
everyone wrote more than once as they pro- 
gressed from basic training to more technical 
learning in various specialty camps and 
schools, and finally, for most of us, over- 
seas. T The first letter from our Class came 
from John Mortimer in June 1943, reporting 
in from Atlantic City, where the Army Air 
Force was training men in the Signal Corps. 
Over the next three years, John would serve 
in the Pacific as a master sergeant. At one 
point, when he had been moved from New 
Caledonia to another small Pacific island, he 
wrote that he was playing on the local bas- 
ketball team. "As you know," John added, 
"all I need to make myself happy is a ball 
and a hoop to throw it into." As letters arriv- 
ing at school began to mount, we were 
appearing more and more frequently. ▼ 
Paul Niven was "training in Palwing, NY, 
with the Air Corps. He would become profi- 
cient in crytographic technology and, as a 
sergeant, end up in the European theater 
from 1943 to 1945. ▼ Dick Merriam was in 
Texas, also training in the Army Air Corps 
and would fly in the Pacific area as a second 
lieutenant on a B-29. ▼ Cpl. Robert Sanders 
joined the Army Air Force in March 1943, 
and trained at the Pratt & Whitney 
Engineering Specialty School in Flint, MI. T 
Walt Wlieelock enlisted with the Army Air 
Corps in November 1942, attending photo- 
graphic school at Lowry Field, CO. T Jean 
Chalifour became an air cadet in 1943, and 
was stationed in Athens, GA. T Dave Jarvis 
was just getting his start as an apprentice 
seaman in the Navy Supply Branch at 
Portsmouth, NH. Dave would go on to get 
his commission and serve overseas in the 
Atlantic. ▼ Steve Houtz checked in from the 
Army's Camp Hood, and, after some basic 
training, went on to become a cadet with the 
Army Engineers at Lafayette College. While 
still at Camp Hood, he ran into Jason Starr, a 
nice surprise. T In September 1944, word 
was received from Bob Noyes, who was 
serving as a private in the Field Artillery at 
Ford Leonard Wood, MO. T Bob Pickett 
was in training at Treasure Island in San 

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Francisco with the U.S. Navy, and would 
serve at St. Mary's Naval Pre-flight School in 
California. T Bob Kelly also joined the 
Navy in 1942, and was in boot camp at 
Sampson Naval Base in New York. He later 
attended Fire Control School at Newport, RI, 
before going to the Pacific, serving there 
aboard a destroyer tender and, later, aboard 
an escort aircraft carrier, CVE 112. ▼ Win- 
ston Dole, who would make a life career in 
the Air Force and retire as a command pilot 
with the rank of lieutenant colonel, was an 
air cadet in Garden City, KA, when these let- 
ters were being written in 1944. T By June 
of 1944, Derek Lagemann was a Navy radio 
technician at Bellevue Radio School, where 
he trained for 18 months. He later served 16 
months on a sub-tender. ▼ Randy Morris 
had become a lieutenant in the Army Air 
Force and, by early 1945, was stationed in 
Boca Raton, FL. ▼ Bill Hill enlisted in the 
Army in November 1942, and was a private 
in the infantry stationed at Camp Houze, TX. 
He would go on to become a member of the 
45th (Thunderbird) Division in the invasion 
of Germany. He later became a medic in the 
first aid station with the 14th Armored 
Division. T Howard Blank had become a 
flight officer in the Air Force, and was at 
March Field in California and soon was fly- 
ing patrol missions from Alaska to Mexico 
City. T Jim Sawyer had become a second 
lieutenant in the Air Force, and was sta- 
tioned at Moore Field in Mission, TX. T 
John Chapman, one of our two Marines, 
started out as a private at Camp Lejeune 
in North Carolina and ended up in the 
Pacific. T Dick Coffin enlisted as an air 
cadet in the Navy in 1943, and was stationed, 
when he wrote, at Pensacola, FL. Dick 
became a commissioned officer in the Air 
Force. ▼ Dick Lutts, S 2/c in the Army Air 
Corps, was writing from Victorville, CA, 
where he was stationed. T /. Palmer Merrill 
was a private in the Army, stationed at 
Amorello, TX. As the War progressed, we left 
our training camps and moved into more 
technical training and eventually began ship- 
ping out, leaving behind forwarding 
addresses that bore those ominous words 
"Fleet Post Office, San Francisco" or 
"Overseas, New York." T Herrick Randall 
was a private in the Army, and, by 1944, was 
overseas. T Chuck Graham joined the Army 
Signal Corps in 1943 and, by October 1944, 
was in France on a push that would eventu- 
ally end in Lintz, Austria. He was overseas 
for 16 months. T Neil Hansen was in the 
Pacific, a sergeant in the infantry fighting on 
Okinawa. T Ted Stitt was in the Army Air 
Force Signal Corps and stationed on Corsica 

in the Mediterranean. He had earlier studied 
meteorology in the service at M.I.T. in 
Cambridge. T Norton Cushman was 
sergeant in the Army Air Corps in the 
Netherlands East Indies. Norton later served 
in the Philippines, New Guinea and on 
Okinawa. T Dave Goodwin was a sergeant 
in the field artillery with the 7th Army in 
France. T Win Ashworth qualified as a nav- 
igator in the U.S. Navy, and served in the 
European, Atlantic and Pacific theaters of 
war. T Humphrey Simson had become a 
naval officer and served on the carrier 
Marcus Island in the Pacific as a gunnery 
officer. T Brent Kuhnle was a radio techni- 
cian 3/c aboard the U.S.S. New York, also 
serving in the Pacific. T Jack Cain, stationed 
at one point in Boston with the Navy, 
checked in at Governor Dummer in the 
spring of 1944. T Seldon Connolly was a 
private in the Army Air Force, receiving his 
basic training at Spence Field in Georgia. He 
was later stationed at Randolph Field in 
Texas. ▼ By the spring of 1945, Jason Starr, 
who had been drafted in 1943, was with the 
Army Engineers in Germany. T Bob Harris, 
a lieutenant (j.g.) in the Merchant Marine, 
was on the North Atlantic run to Murmansk, 
helping to get supplies through to the belea- 
guered Soviet Union. T Four of us in the 
Pacific were with the Navy's amphibious 
forces: Bill MacMillan on an LST as a deck 
officer. After 18 months overseas, he would 
end his naval career at the Bikini Atoll, 
where the atomic bomb tests were held just 
after the War. Scott Pike was an officer and 
the skipper on LCT 1189. His duties took 
him to Pearl Harbor, Guam, Kwajalein and 
Bikini. Stu Pomeroy was a communications 
officer on LSM 372 on the Philippines. 
Hank Skinner was the Executive Officer on 
LCI(L) 871 in Guam, the Philippines and 
Okinawa. ▼ Many in our Class did extraor- 
dinary things, although I suspect that they 
would look upon them "as part of the 
job." T Dick Lawson, who received his 
commission with the Navy in 1944, was fly- 
ing bombers in the winter of 1945 over the 
Philippines, and later over Peleilu, Tinian, 
Iwo Jima and Okinawa. By now, Dick was a 
lieutenant (j.g.) and received the Disting- 
uished Flying Cross, five Air Medals and one 
Commendation. He had survived being shot 
down in the Pacific and spending eight 
hours in the water before being rescued with 
his crew by the destroyer Lamson. T 
Lieutenant W. Jordan Means (Ben to us), 
who joined the Army Air Force in February 
1943, was a navigator on a B-24 and flew 66 
missions over Nazi Germany, receiving an 
Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and 
the Distinguished Flying Cross. T Tom Fenn 

was in the First Infantry Division in Europe 
and received the Purple Heart for injuries he 
sustained in Germany on April 17, 1945. He 
was also awarded the Fourraguerre and a 
Presidential Citation with one Cluster. T 
Frank Williams, also in the infantry, trained 
at Camp Hood and, in 1945, was slogging it 
out, "attacking Nazi Germany's Siegfried 
Line." In late 1944, during the Battle of the 
Bulge in Belgium, Frank was injured and 
hospitalized in England. He spent his time 
there "trying to analyze the 'one' mistake I 
made, and marveling at sheets, warmth, 
good food and the miraculous work of the 
medical department - they are the real 
heroes of this War, if there are such 
things." ▼ John Kimball, our other Marine 
who enlisted in November 1942, was on the 
career Wasp for 16 months, received the 
Purple Heart and a Captain's Citation. T 
Bill Kirkpatrick was a T/Sgt with the Army 
and a gunner and radio operator, flying B- 
17s with the 8th Air Force. Bill flew a total of 
33 missions over Nazi Germany. T Peter 
Klaussen was a second lieutenant who flew 
on a B-25 at New Guinea "out where the 
shooting starts," he wrote in April of 1945. 
Peter flew a total of 24 missions and received 
the Air Medal and a Distinguished Unit 
Citation. T Dave Ritchie was another mem- 
ber of the Class who landed in the hospital, 
first in England and later transferred to Fort 
Devens in Massachusetts. While in England, 
Dave wrote, "While crossing the English 
Channel, I saw a rather tall G.I., all arms and 
legs and two rows of white teeth coming 
toward me. It was Tom Fenn, my old Peirce I 
buddy." Many of our classmates wrote of 
such chance meetings with other GDA men 
in faraway places. ▼ Finally, Dick Sawyer 
joined the Signal Corps in 1943 and was 
stationed at Camp Crowder, MO, and, by 
the end of the War in 1945, had received 
a Unit Citation with two Oak Leaf Clus- 
ters. T In July 1945, Mr. Eames wrote that 
Cpl. Henry Kent was reported missing over 
Luzon in the Philippines. "Accurate marks- 
manship had won Henry a place as a nose 
gunner on B-24 Liberator of the Flying 
Whale Squadron. He wears four Silver Stars 
and campaign ribbons. We can still hope for 
his safe return." It was not to be. Henry was 
shot down and killed on June 20, 1945, the 
only member of our Class to give his life to 
his country. T Here, then, all in one place 
for the first time, are the records of our Class 
in World War II as they appeared in the let- 
ters from the Headmaster, month by month, 
through the long years of world-wide war- 
fare. It has been a great experience going 
through all of this material. Have a good 

The Archon 28 Spring 1995 



Benjamin B. Brewster 


88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360 

(508) 746-1306 

Benjamin Pearson 
7 West Street 
Byfield, MA 01922 
(508) 465-3278 

Andy Brillhart and his wife Sandy are plan- 
ning their second season on South Padre 
Island and "fast becoming winter Texans." ▼ 
I got a nice letter from John Wltitney. He 
writes, "I am pleased that Warren Perkins is 
gallivanting all over the place. I am not. This 
past February, I damn near died. I had open- 
heart surgery with five bypasses, and seem 
to be doing fairly well now. Then, during the 
summer, my artificial hip gave out. It was 
replaced and then, doing something stupid 
in the front seat of my 'jim-dandy' automo- 
bile, it popped out. Luckily, they could force 
it back in, but it was painful. Now I am 
undergoing radiation for prostate cancer. 
Next year, I will no longer be the New 
England sales representative for the Old 
Town Canoe Company. They are making me 
a consultant, paying me something (not 
nearly enough), but it might help to keep the 
wolf away from the door. Certainly, I am not 
going to a big benefactor as far as Governor 
Dummer is concerned. I simply can't afford 
it. I appreciate Peter's flattering letter asking 
me to give big! I am going to have to wait 
and see what the first of the year brings. I 
missed Reunion this past year, as you know, 
because I was in the hospital. This made 
more of a dent in my armor than anything. 
Nothing I could do. Sorry to make it so long, 
but I figured with your ability and expert 
penmanship, you could add a little to The 
Archon so that some of the boys that remem- 
ber me will know that I haven't forgotten 
them or the Academy." 


Richard A. Cousins 


71 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(508) 462-4542 

This will be the last Archon to appear before 
our 50th Reunion, when many of us can 
catch up on news in person. Meanwhile, here 
are some items. T Arch Kingsley writes, 
"Would you believe that I have a 14-year-old 

daughter graduating from eighth grade on 
June 9th? However, I will arrive late with 
bells on. Wouldn't miss the Reunion for any- 
thing." T Paul Withington sent in the fol- 
lowing: "Nothing to report. Fully retired 
since my middle son took over (manufactur- 
ers rep in the home furnishing industry). 
Dru, my trainer, says he's doing better than I 
ever did. Is that a compliment? I have my 
four-wheel pick-up with snow plow and my 
workshop in the basement, plus my physical 
health (the brain died long ago). My other 
two sons are doing well in the high-tech 
computer field, which I don't understand at 
all. Three grandchildren; two more on the 
way. I'm suffering from child abuse. My chil- 
dren laugh at me and tell jokes about their 
odd father. Good life, good wife. Can't ask 
for more." T Bill Hale reports, "After 45 
years of work, I retired September 30, 1994. 
Enjoying my grandson's sports and playing 
winter golf. I plan to be at our 50th Reunion. 
Looking forward to seeing old friends." T 
Ben Towne writes, "Dick, this news brief 
comes to you from sunny Florida. As you 
know, I have been battling cancer for about a 
year, and I am happy to say I am making 
some progress. The combination of medical 
and other modes of treatment, along with 
strong support from family and friends, have 
brought about positive results. I feel now 
that I am going to win this battle eventually. 
Both Joy and I are looking forward to attend- 
ing the Reunion." Ben, we all wish you well, 
and it will be great to see you both in June. 


George E. Duffy II 
P.O. Box 1056 
Camden, ME 04843 
(207) 236-4038 

There's been a slight swirl of activity of late 
from the men of '46. The correspondence this 
time around: T Warren Hill checks in from 
Green Bay, the home of the Packers. His 
bright-sounding letter contains a threat that, 
"anyone who would publish the above com- 
ments will be banished to my 'Connie 
Chung' file." But a synopsis indicates that 
Warren is well and running multiple busi- 
nesses and that he and Ginger have children 
in Colorado and Florida. Warren sends his 
warmest to all. Thanks for writing. ▼ Ed 
Maxson by now is in Florida, relaxing with 
Nancy on Longboat Key near Sarasota. Max 
had a carotid artery surgery in early January, 
but all went well, and is recovering in cus- 
tomary strong fashion. He bemoans the 
apparent move of the Pittsburgh Pirates - 

that is, if baseball ever returns! T Retired, 
but busy as ever, is Doug Miller. Among his 
pursuits are acting as chairman of Repub- 
lican Town Committee, town's library, 
Building Committee, teaching speech 
courses, consulting on the Newburyport 
school system and working "still" on the 
upkeep and improvements of Ambrose 
House - now marking it's 300th birthday. 
Wife Meg tutors at GDA, and the Miller clan 
(four children, two grandchildren and count- 
ing) are fine. T After an absence of quite a 
while, it was good to hear from Bill Safford. 
Retired in 1993 from Lawrence Technology in 
Lawrence, KS, Bill and Edie (wife of 45 
years) moved to Jonesboro, GA, just south of 
Atlanta, for warmth, golf and Edie's struggle 
with lung cancer. Bill enjoys the southern 
clime, particularly golf year 'round. Their 
son Keith is married and living in Baltimore. 
He recently earned his master's in computer 
science from Loyola and is working for a 
consulting firm. T The redoubtable ortho- 
dontist Bill Silver was good enough to sacri- 
fice his first born son to the "LA/Hollywood 
Gods." The result: Jeffrey Silver is the pro- 
ducer of the successful Tim Allen film The 
Santa Clause. Next in line is Scott, an attorney 
in Miami, and the youngest son is a Ph.D. in 
biochem, doing research at Brandeis. Bill is 
still practicing orthodontia, and even has a 
patient, Jason Greenberg, at GDA. Bill, 
thanks for including your email, but I 
haven't a clue how to use it! T My most 
diligent correspondent has been Lyndy 




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Watkins. With every just fraction, he's been 
scolding me about my tardiness in communi- 
cating with him about Kemah, TX, and sur- 
roundings. Rest assured, before this column 
appears, old friend, I'll have been in touch. 
Thanks for giving me the necessary push. 
Lyndy is in boat business - Gulf Coast Yacht 
Sales - and his wife Marilyn has a new desk- 
top publishing business. 


Samuel C. Gwynne, Jr. 


P.O. Box 2 

East Falmouth, MA 02536 

(508) 548-4775 

Charlie McLaughlin writes that his wife of 42 
years, Ann Landis McLaughlin, has just pub- 
lished her third novel. (You forgot to give us 
the title, Charlie!) The McLaughlins' daugh- 
ter Ellen, a Broadway performer in Angel in 
America, has (1) married and (2) retired from 
the stage. T Jim Knott, 1947's answer to 
Andrew Carnegie, is building another new 
factory. Sounds like the market for security 
(i.e., prison) fencing is booming right 
along. T Les Richard, he of that magnificent 
baritone voice, retired in August after 24 
years with James River Corp. Les continues 
his interest in music by singing with a men's 
chorus in Appleton, WI. Les sends along the 
following: "The Christmas holidays now 
upon us remind me of the time when some 
of us who lived in Portland, ME, organized 
a Christmas basketball game against a 
National Guard team from the Portland 
area." The team of Governors included T 
Ed Rogers, Jack Deering and Les from '47 
and Rob Deering '49. "We won," says Les. T 
Always great to hear from The Sage of 
Skowhegan, Bill Philbrick, who says he's 
looking forward to attending the 50th in - 
Yikes! - only two years! He and wife Katy 
will be there! (It's not too early to start plan- 
ning, and it's going to be too good to miss. 
Join Bill and Katy: Be there!) T Bill Bailey 
sends in an interesting newspaper clip, com- 
plete with large photo, of Darien, CT's first 
selectman, who is quoted as follows: "I wel- 
come the opportunity to share with (new- 
comers to Darien) personally our vision for 
Darien's future..." Statesmanlike, indeed. 
And just who is Darien's first selectman? 
Your classmate Henry Sanders, that's who. T 
1947's GDA Trustee foe Welch reports reach- 
ing two milestones: First, after 41 years with 
Chase and Lunt Insurance in Newburyport, 
Joe has sold the agency to an associate; sec- 
ond, he has become eligible for Medicare. He 
says, "To escape the trauma of turning 65, 1 

set off to sea. Donna and I had a fascinating 
cruise through the Panama Canal to Costa 
Rica." T Allen Hughes continues to seek 
gold in California. He now lives in Domin- 
guez Hills. He would welcome contact by 
any classmate passing through the area. ▼ 
Here are a few of the early responses to 
requests for "your favorite memory of 
GDA": Bill Pierce, "I only attended for one 
year, but my fondest memories are playing 
baseball for Buster Navins, the incomparable 
Tom Mercer's ability to run a classroom, and 
the feeling of community engendered by Ted 
Eames at the evening meetings." Dave 
Wilcox, "Tom Mercer's English class with its 
new daily vocabulary; the Glee Club and Art 
Sager's magnificent Symphony Hall concert 
with several other prep school choruses." 
Frank Thomas, "My three years were great: 
great friends, great faculty members. Things 
that still stand out for me are the Sunday 
night Vespers, the Meistersingers and the 
volleyball seasons. Winning the Moody Kent 
prize in math my junior year is right up 
there, too." Still good at numbers, Frank 
reports nine "natural" grandchildren and 
eight step-grandchildren for a combined 
total of 17. And giving testimony to the fact 
that Mickey Owen isn't the only catcher liv- 
ing in infamy, Dana Mayo reports, "My pre- 
eminent memory? A dropped third strike 
that saw the end to our wonderful baseball 



Class Secretary Needed 

William Day: "Still recovering from severe 
head injury, which occurred January 22, 
1993. Am hoping to play good golf this 
spring!" T Theodore Long: "Still retired, 
paying taxes and breathing. Don't smoke or 
gamble (or gambol either, for that matter); do 
drink and cuss. Eight grandchildren - seven 
boys, one girl. Hope not to be 'late' for 
Reunion '98. Best wishes." T Duncan 
McCallum: "After 47 or so years silence with 
The Archon, I am pleased to be able to report 
that I'm still here in Ann Arbor, MI. The time 
has included 30 years in marketing and 
finance at Ford and then seven years as the 
representative to GM for an automotive sup- 
plier. Last year I retired. With the University 
of Michigan as it's focus, Ann Arbor has 
much to offer. I think Marilyn and I will stay 
here. Two daughters and two grandsons live 
in the area, and a son and grandson live in 

Santa Rosa, CA. I guess Tom Mercer or Mac 
Murphy might give this effort 80/85. T Pete 
Houston: "A GDA mini-reunion of sorts took 
place on January 14, 1995 in Amherst, NH, 
when Hoover Sutton, Jean (Sager) and Peter 
Sutton and former faculty members David 
and Connie Williams were among a group 
that gathered to celebrate Pete Houston's 
65th birthday. As they did during their GDA 
careers, the Sutton brothers livened festivities 
a goodly bit." 


Archer B. des Cognets 


P.O. Box 13 

Lincoln Center, MA 01773 

(617) 259-8669 

Your Class Secretary, after a blazing start, 
was a little late in getting his last letter out 
with his request for news from classmates. 
Because the content of this article will be so 
short, we know there will be lots of news 
from all of you for the next issue of The 
Archon. I did have nice but brief notes from 
Rob Deering and Bud Frame, and all is well 
with both of them. I look forward to hearing 
from more of you for the next issue. 


Alan F. Flynn, Jr. 


1 Katherine Road 

Rehoboth, MA 02769 

(508) 252-6482 

It was great to hear from T Bill Rex, who is 
enjoying life in Ponte Vedra, FL, and staying 
active in real estate. Unfortunately, Bill won't 
be able to make our Reunion. "I'll be playing 
in the U.S. Senior Golf Tournament that 
weekend. Please give my best regards to 
everyone. Sorry I can't be there!" We'll miss 
you, Bill. T Dodge Morgan responded as 
follows: "Doing many things poorly rather 
than any one thing well - and enjoying it. 
Still find the past boring and the future ener- 
gizing. A great thrill to help GDA become 
the most innovative academic program in 
the nation's secondary school industry under 
Peter Bragdon's leadership." As President of 
the Board, Dodge has a hand on the helm as 
well. This message should inspire us all to 
join Dodge and Peter in Byfield for our 
45th. T From Dave Hershey a declaration 
that "we will be there." Dave is looking for- 
ward to seeing us all. He added that we 
should check the January 1995 Yachting mag- 
azine for the coverboy "Congratulations to 
Dodge. Thank God he wasn't the center- 

The Archon 30 Spring 1995 


fold." ▼ "God willing and the creek don't 
rise," the Rick Greenwoods will attend in 
June. ▼ A sad, and totally unexpected, mes- 
sage came from Joanne Emerson, informing 
us all that Dan passed away on December 4, 
1994 as a result of liver failure from colon 
cancer. "He fought the battle from last 
February, but lost. He was in much pain, so 
it was a blessing. He is missed very, very 
much!" I have written to Joanne on behalf of 
our Class. Dan was my predecessor as Class 
Secretary and a very close friend on the first 
floor of Peirce Hall. ▼ Dave Esty is planning 
to do a memorial service for our departed 
classmates at our Reunion. Until then, Dave 
is on ski patrol at least two days a week at 
Bromley. "Everything is wonderful up here. 
As busy as ever. Have all the electronic, 
magic gear to run several business from here 
and can fly out from Lebanon Airport eas- 
ily." Dave extends an open invitation to all 
members of the Class of '50. T Pete 
Steinwedell and his wife Kathy are experi- 
encing the joys of grandparenting. They look 
forward to the Reunion and hope many will 
return. T I just received David Yesai/s elab- 
orate mailing. A lot of work has gone into 
the planning. It is going to be a great week- 
end. Don't miss it! See you at Dave's house 
on the evening of June 9th. 


Howard C. Reith, Jr. 


7 Appaloosa Lane 

S. Hamilton, MA 01982 

(508) 468-0203 

Ted H. Barrows III 


136 Hope Street 

Bristol, RI 02809 

(401) 254-1909 

I guess the excitement of possibly winning 
YHS for an evening's entertainment over- 
came your enthusiasm for informing us of 
your whereabouts. Either that, or most of 
you are in a witness protection program. In 
any case: T Mai Davidson is showing 
uncommon restraint in discussing the retire- 
ment of our classmates. Mai, oftentimes I 
wonder when the Reader's Digest promised 
check will arrive. In any case, he sees T 
Dave Bullock occasionally and talks to 
"Floggle" now and then. Boy, there's a name 
out of the past. Hey, Flogg, if you get up in 
the area, give me a call. Of course that goes 
for the rest of you, too! ▼ Jim Wltite Fed 
Ex'd his card so he wouldn't end up in the 
opportunity barrel. He is still enjoying retire- 

ment. When I think of retirement it usually 
means bedtime. ▼ Fred Hobbs finally wrote. 
He is a lawyer with three children, two of 
whom are in college and one getting ready. 
Because of his extensive knowledge of law 
and financial security, he has developed a 
viable retirement plan. "My retirement plan 
is death." Actually, Fred, I think we both 
have the same retirement advisor. Stay in 
touch. T George McGregor sent a letter 
explaining he is too tall for a barrel, but did- 
n't want to take any chances. The fund mas- 
ter says we got him where it hurts - his 
pocketbook. He offered YHS a free lunch 
anyway - in Byfield. Thanks, George. ▼ Rob 
Smythe. YHS has had lunch with Rob. He is 
doing well in Marblehead, with a fine wood- 
working business. T Richard Zelig retired 
from IBM in 1993 after 27 years and is now 
a personal financial planner in Poughkeep- 
sie. T As for the rest of you, you lucked out 
this time. The barrel was not big enough to 
contain all the recalcitrant alumni names. 
YHS is now in the process of obtaining a big- 
ger one. Also, next issue you will face the 
wrath of Boss Barrows. If I were you, I'd con- 
sider getting a pen handy 


Franklin E. Huntress, Jr. 


5C Independence Way 

Glover Landing 

Marblehead, MA 01945 

(617) 631-4785 

John Burns is starting his 39th year with 
Shell Chemical Co., where he is a national 
sales manager for Olefins. He has lived in 
Ridgewood, NJ, for the past 18 years and is 
still an active golfer with a single-digit hand- 
icap. John has five grandchildren and num- 
ber six on the way T Hank McFarland is 
living in Rye, NH. He owns a Ford dealer- 
ship in Exeter and one in North Hampton 
with his son Jay and daughter Susan. He 
writes, "Come in for a great deal - identify 
yourself as a GDA graduate." T John 
Murdock is happily retired from the rat race 
of commercial /investment banking. He has 
been traveling a great deal. T David Poivers 
retired at the end of December after 36 years 
in educational fund-raising. He is consider- 
ing a position in consulting, but is looking 
forward to more time to hunt, fish, photo- 
graph and see more of this fabulous part of 
America. He plans to continue living in 
Golden, CO. T Howard Quimby writes, 
"When youngest son Michael graduates 
from college in May, no more tuition paymentsl 
Retirement has been very busy, but also very 

rewarding. The American public is a caring 
and giving group to those in need in their 
community. It is a whole new world and 
great to be part of it. I plan to attend this 
year's Reunion with my son Peter '85, who 
will be attending his 10th. ▼ I spotted 
Richard Rothmund, Senior Warden at All 
Saints Episcopal Church, Worchester, MA, at 
the Evening Mass for Epiphany. He does a 
super job to keep parsons and people on the 
straight and narrow. Indeed, he had not 
changed one bit, as he had his usual seat in 
the last row - as in the old days for evening 
services on Sundays - to keep his distance 
from all of the hot air from the preacher! I 
did take note of his deftness in passing the 
collection plate, so you out there reading this 
might hear from him. It was good to see him 
for old times sake, and he has promised to be 
more in evidence in the life of the Academy. 


William C. Pinkham 


P.O. Box 369 

Glen Moore, PA 19343 

(215) 942-3273 

Winter apparently put a damper on our 
Class' responses, or perhaps it was the 
increase in postal rates. Whatever, we were 
fortunate to hear from at least Charlie 
Palmer and James Parkes. T Charlie says 
his family is well, and he had a good trip to 
Las Vegas and Palm Springs for golf. (Based 



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The Archon 31 Spring 1995 



on our scores, some of us wouldn't describe 
a trip to play golf as "good.") T Thanks to 
his oldest daughter Susan, James is the 
proud grandfather of a healthy baby boy - a 
candidate for future GDA enrollment. Best 
wishes to all. T The Pinkhams are still liv- 
ing the same crazy life in southeastern 
Pennsylvania. Call us if you are in the area. 


Michael B. Smith 


1315 Merrie Ridge Road 

McLean, VA 22101 

(703) 522-4582 

Phil Bancroft reports in with a new address 
at 545 North Road in Sudbury. T Tom 
Larsen writes that his daughter Lisa was 
married in early January and the reception, 
naturally, was held at the Pillar House. T 
Gardiner White and his wife are grandpar- 
ents for the second time and now have a 
grandson and a granddaughter. T Dick 
Michelson retired in May after 33-and-a-half 
years with Boeing. He's been doing a lot of 
traveling - east coast U.S.A., Turkey and 
Greece. He'll spend this winter skiing 
throughout North America, and expects to 
ski New England for a month in addition to 
a couple of months in the Rockies and 
Sierras. T Yuichiro Taniguchi has written a 
short note about his experience in the Kobe 
earthquake as follows: "In the morning of 
January 17th, one of the largest earthquakes 
hit directly to my home town Kobe, Japan. 
Fortunately, none of our family members 
were injured at all. My house was not de- 
stroyed, but just partially damaged. How- 
ever, we were forced to have a miserable life, 
without any life-lines for about a month." T 
Deborah Smith, wife of your Class Secretary, 
was recently appointed to the National 
Security Board at Los Alamos National 


George O. Gardner III 


53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, MA 01720 

(508) 263-3052 

I received a nice note from T Colin Curtis in 
Bermuda, saying not much has changed 
since his last note, and that he hopes to make 
Reunion. ▼ Bob Silberstein says he bought 
a retirement home in Palm Springs, but 
won't move there from Peoria for another 
few years. T See you at Reunion. 



James Dean III 


13 Circuit Road 

South Berwick, ME 03908 

(207) 384-9184 

Lyman A. Cousens III 


4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303 

(603) 796-6446 

Anna and Charlie Cushman (Rifle Club '54) 
have taken on some partners in the operation 
of Gingerbread Farm Perennials - daughter 
Amy and husband Greg Black will provide 
Mom and Dad with some time at their condo 
in the Hawaiian Islands. T What would 
Class Notes be without a message from the 
last four-year member of the Rifle Club, Jeff 
Fitts? Jeff's second son is getting married in 
May, and, with two boys working at the 
agency, Jeff's golf time will increase from six 
to eight days a week. T Frank Gleason 
(Rifle Club '54) spent the second half of '94 
in Sydney, Australia, as the visiting lecturer 
in the School of Biological Science. A second- 
generation "Glease," Andrew, is a music 
major at Vassar. T /. Perry Lunn, a truly val- 
ued member of the Class of '57 and a prolific 
writer, advises us that his lovely (blame it on 
Mom) daughter is a junior at Carnegie- 
Mellon studying graphic design. A J.P.L. 
quote: "It kinda proves Donatello's father 
might well have been a butcher." J. P. also has 
an adopted son in Thailand, a dad with 
Alzheimer's and a deaf dalmation. John 
Banishill would be proud of you, J.P T Nice 
to hear from Wink Pescosolido (yes, Rifle 
Club '53). From Lindsay, CA, he writes, "Still 
farming well over 4,000 acres of citrus. 
Growing a new variety, which is a cross 
between a pomelo and a grapefruit, but bet- 
ter flavor, fewer seeds and less acid." Look 
for a "Pesky" on your supermarket shelves 
any day now. 


Ralph E. Ardiff, Jr. 


238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

(508) 774-3336 

Nuff Withington mailed in a photograph of 
some middle-aged guy with a receding hair- 
line and a slight paunch posing with a trim, 
handsome young man whom Nuff identified 
as our classmate, Dick Croll. Nuff indicated 
that the last time he had been together with 

Dick was sometime in 1957, when Ted Eames 
was not particularly happy with Nuff and 
Dick. It had something to do with knocking 
out a street light with a snowball. 
Incidentally, Dick does our Class proud by 
being a member of the Governor's Society 
for having made a significant contribution to 
the Annual Fund. ▼ Toto Hunt, the captain 
and star of the 1958 golf team, reports that he 
still has a single-digit handicap, while serv- 
ing as a director of his country club and the 
local bank. He was thrilled to become a 
grandfather for the first time, while he 
thought about how hard it is to believe that 
we graduated from GDA 37 years ago. It 
seems like yesterday to Toto. ▼ Mike 
Dunsford is still enjoying the mountain 
lifestyle of the Sierras at Lake Tahoe. He con- 
tinues to peddle real estate, while enjoying 
back-country ski touring with his dog. Mike 
reports that his "hair (what's left) and beard 
are turning from grey to white." Mike thinks 
that it is time for T Kevin Leary to throw a 
cocktail party for the West Coast contingent 
of the Class of 1958. How about it, Kevin? 
Kevin was chairman of the Smoking Room 
Committee in 1958. That would not be par- 
ticularly helpful on one's resume nowadays. 


Mirick Friend 


50 Dorset Road 

Newton, MA 02168 

(617) 965-0552 

John C. Elwell 


266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

(508) 462-8749 

It was good to hear from Fred Lyman. And 
especially good to hear that Fred's tuition 
payments "have happily given way to boat 
payments and other salubrious endeavors." 
Way to go Fred, I especially like the "salubri- 
ous" word power. Fred invites any GDA 
grad to take advantage of his guest mooring 
in Harpswell, but he requires a GDA 
diploma as evidence. I will take you up on it, 
Fred. How long will it take me to paddle 
from Norway, ME, to Harpswell? ▼ Carl 
Youngman reminds everyone of our 35th 
Reunion on June 9, 10 and 11. You know 
you're getting older when you wish your age 
were the number of years of the Reunion! 
Carl reports "big plans for the Youngman 
clan occur this summer. We are taking the 
month of August (hot) to tour China - all of 

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From the Sixties: (l-r) Tom Tobey '62, Mark Johnson '62 and Jeff Kane '65 share a laugh during the West 
Coast reception. 

it." (Does this mean all of August or all of 
China?) A month may not be sufficient, but 
all members of the family are preparing. I 
predict that there will be pet store franchises 
in China by next year at this time." T David 
Connor writes that his picture framing/ 
gallery, C&C Galleries Inc., in Norwell, MA, 
"had it's best year ever in 1994. And the 
tuition payments ended in '94. Retirement 
must be around the corner!" T Duke Morton 
is expecting a few GDA alumni at his daugh- 
ter's wedding this June in Nantucket. (My 
invitation must be in the mail.) T Norm 
Kalat and Pete Buckingham will help the 
Mortons celebrate their 29th wedding 
anniversary on the same occasion. ▼ Nat 
Smith '68 and wife Mary will also be at 
daughter Wendy's wedding. It appears that 
Wendy and her husband-to-be have started 
the Vineyard's first brewery. I can guess what 
the toast of choice will be at this wedding. 
Duke also reports that "son Rob is in his sec- 
ond year at N.Y.U. (film school) - Morton 
Spielberg?" Or at least Nantucket Brewery 
commercials. ▼ Mea culpa. ..mea culpa. ..mea 
culpa to Greg Meyer. It seems I or the typist 
(me) misspelled his name in an issue last year. 
Greg, I have already written your name cor- 
rectly 100 times. Now please hurry up and 
complete med school so you can treat my 
aching fingers. T It is great to hear from so 
many of you this time. My Buster Navins 
Latin classmate, Tom Wadloiv, writes that the 
company he worked for was sold this fall for 
the second time in two years. As CEO, 
Tom's daughter Katy is in graduate school at 
Simmons, while son Tim is a junior at Boston 
University. Tom is closing in on the last 

tuition payment. Tom and family are selling 
their house, having a boat built in Maine and 
shipped to San Diego, and planning to move 
abroad. Tom invites classmates who are in 
San Diego to stop by for a sail. Now that is 
my idea of a "salubrious endeavor!" ▼ Bob 
Rimer writes that "first son Jeremy is in his 
freshman year at the University of Florida 
with two more to go in five years. Seems like 
it never ends." Bob also reports that the sail- 
fish are jumping in the largest numbers in 
years. T Bob, it may seem like it never ends, 
but look at it this way - on the other end of 
the tuition spectrum is T Rick Benner, 
whose youngest, Jack, will be two years old 
on June 11. Rick - buy the boat now! Don't 
wait until after the tuition payments. T 
Well, that's the news from the Class of '60, 
where all the women are angels, all the men 
are broke and all the children are above aver- 
age. Hope to see you at the Reunion. In the 
meantime, the porch light is on for you at 
266 High Street. 



J. Stephen Sawyer 


3616 Beech Run Lane 

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 

(717) 732-3908 

Thomas S. Tobey 


59 West Portola Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022 

(415) 941-5060 

T. Burke Leahey 


160 King Caesar Road 

Duxbury, MA 02332 

(617) 934-6263 

For many of you, the only interaction you 
have with GDA each year is the annual 
alumni function in your area of the country. 
Last month I attended the San Francisco 
gathering. As usual, it was well attended. I 
saw T Mark Johnson and his bride there. 
They have been faithful attendees at such 
gatherings for many years. Although I was 
unable to say hello, I can report that you 
could easily suit Mark up in his old 
wrestling uniform and send him out on the 
mat. I spent a large portion of my time catch- 
ing up with T Dana Atchley '59. Dana is the 
founder of a multimedia group in San Fran- 
cisco that is absolutely fascinating. My wife 
Karen and I visited Dana's studio a few 
weeks later to get a glimpse of his "road 
show." To put it simply, Dana has put 
together a multimedia "road show" centered 
around his own family history that is remi- 
niscent of the Will Rogers genre. Of course, 
there is a GDA chapter. I have little other 
GDA Class news to report. I look forward to 
hearing from some of you. You can reach me 
more easily using the latest technology if you 
wish. My internet address is TTobey@aol. 
com, and you can reach me by fax (415) 941- 
4944. Hope to see you next time around. 


Peter Morrin 


1288 Bassett Avenue 

Louisville, KY 40204 

(502) 456-2397 

Two more refugees from the Northeast coast 
are John Mclntyre and Tim Moriarty. T 
John lives in Ft. Walton Beach on the Florida 
Panhandle, where his civilian job is opera- 
tional planning for the Air Force Reserve's 
919th Special Operations Wing. On week- 
ends John - excuse me, Lt. Col. John - navi- 
gates C-130 gunships. John was in R.O.T.C. 
at the University of Michigan, where he 
studied education. His six-and-a-half years 
active duty included over 1,000 combat 
hours over Vietnam. After he got out, he 
flew for Bird Airlines, doing contract work 
flying military supplies to Cambodia. Since 
then, John has been a civilian technician with 
the Air Force Reserve and has lived in 
Florida for the last 16 years. He flew in and 
out of Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War, 
and, more recently, flew support missions 

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over Haiti. He was also liaison with the 
Army in Port-au-Prince for a while. John has 
stayed single, and tells me that he will retire 
in a year. T Tim lives outside of Charlotte, 
where he is a purchasing agent during the 
week and is a substance abuse counselor on 
weekends. In recent years, Tim has followed 
his undergraduate degree in English from 
Tulane with a master's in education, as well 
as an M.B.A. He is an avid hiker and back- 
packer, especially in the nearby Great 
Smokies. Tim tells me that he has been bliss- 
fully married an incredible 28 years to the 
same wife, whom he met in New Orleans. 
Tim has two sons, one 26 and the other 24, 
and says his daughter-in-law warns him that 
he should not be surprised to find himself a 
granddad someday. T I wonder if any of 
our classmates are grandpas. If you are, 
please report. On second thought, keep it to 
yourself. I'm not sure we're ready to know. 



H. Laurence Henchey, Jr. 


85 High Street 

Reading, MA 01867 

(617) 944-5379 

Kenneth A. Linberg 

6775A Pasado Road 
Isla Vista, CA 93117 
(805) 685-1868 

The pace of preparations for our 30th 
Reunion continues to accelerate, and, as you 
read this, festivities loom near! I only hope 
that many of you will be showing up. Call it 
sickness perhaps, obsessivness certainly, but 
I had my ticket east already in January! As 
far as hearing from fellow classmates, it was 
terrific to hear from so many! ▼ Peter 
Sargent wrote some time ago, gamely sum- 
marizing 29 years of news on the six square 
inches provided by those non-familiar post- 
cards. He "got interested in biology at 
Amherst College and [has] been doing it 
ever since: grad school, post-doc and faculty 
position. Currently at U.C. San Francisco in 
neurobiology. Always challenging, never 
(financially) rewarding. Forty percent teach- 
ing, 40 percent research, 20 percent crap (not 
too bad - only 20 percent!). Not always easy 
staying funded. ..easier to stay lucky. Have 
two kids, ages 11 and 15 years (about to 
drive - help!)" T Nick Apollonio writes that 
he is "currently living in Rockport, ME. 
Remarried August 22, 1993 to Kristin Tescher 
(also a musician!). Building a new home; we 
are dealers for American Accent Homes, 

panelized factory construction. Still building 
instruments. Expanded into violins, cellos, folk 
harps. Also planning follow-up album to my 
1989 Music of the Maine Coast." ▼ Divight 
Nicholson reports that "we are still living in 
Salt Lake City and enjoying the 'laid back' 
western attitude. I have a small architectural 
practice, and am benefiting from the strong 
local economy. Utah has finally 'arrived.' Since 
we are having a Grateful Dead concert, I am 
taking my youngest son." T Jonathan Hickey 
writes from Ft. Lauderdale that he has "just 
left Westinghouse to accept the C.E.O. position 
with InterMedia. Hobbies remain: single-par- 
enting, restoring my British cars and as much 
community service as time allows." T John 
Chandler Hill updates his activities: "I con- 
tinue with my acting career, although on more 
of a part-time basis, while working for 
Scholastic, Inc. full-time as a copy editor in 
their textbook division." T Jack Gregg writes 
that "between my wife and me, we have five 
kids, the youngest a junior in high school; the 
oldest at law school. We were fortunate 
enough last summer to win two local yacht 
club championships! One daughter taught 
sailing in Northeast Harbor, ME, and a son 
taught sailing in North Carolina this past sum- 
mer. Obviously, experience from GDA's sailing 
team has proved invaluable. ▼ Rich Wait, 
where are you?" ▼ Jeff Kane checked in over 
the holidays to supply his email address and 
to volunteer for the Reunion Committee. T Al 
Chase, another Reunion volunteer, reports that 
he will "be taking a sabbatical sometime this 
year, doing teaching and speaking in Russia, 

Romania, Croatia, the Ukraine and perhaps 
Bosnia." T Judging from their most recent 
communique Leslie and Ned Helm continue 
to settle into their new home and shop in 
Woodstock, VT. We certainly hope that they 
will be done in time to join us all at the 
Reunion coming up shortly! By 'us all' I 
mean us all\ See vou there! 


Class Secretary Needed 

John Trickey: "Though the Sundor plant 
closed in December of '94, we still live in 
Pelham, MA. I now work for the Hawaiian 
Punch DSD Group for Sundor and have been 
traveling throughout the U.S.A. visiting our 


Bennett H. Beach 


7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814 

(301) 951-9643 

Doris and John Easton finally pushed them- 
selves away from their business for a two- 
week, 4,000-mile car trip late last year. They 
didn't leave a single one of their five kids 
home alone. T Stanley Greenberg is staying 
close to home - his new home. He and Julia 

GDA By the Bay: (l-r) Jeff Kane '65, Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon and Roechelle Smith 
alumni/ae reception in San Francisco. 


TheArchon 34 Spring 1995 


finally moved in at the end of January. They 
may have company soon; stay tuned. ▼ Jay 
Ryder has started his own business: Ryder Real 
Estate Management. On the side, Jay helps 
care for five children, and he's coaching three 
youth sports in Marion. ▼ Real estate is Tom 
Taylor's game, too. He works out problem 
mortgage loans for Phoenix Home Life in 
Hartford and, with some partners, has begun 
to dabble in the local real estate market. ▼ 
Don't tell the old-timers at Ould Newbury, but 
Roy Meyers has traded in his clubs for a tennis 
racket. Daughter Madison, now 10, is attend- 
ing the School for the Performing Arts in 
Lexington, KY. T But Dave Marsh and Gene 
Romero are sticking to their schoolboy sports. 
They recently had a grapes competition and 
"played to the finish." ▼ Paul Hemmerich, 
still living in southern New Hampshire, has 
been splitting his time between a local architec- 
tural firm and Shepley, Bullfinch in Boston. So 
far, Paul has not been on TV with any of the 
nine Republican presidential candidates cam- 
paigning in the Granite State. T We've now 
sired 108. On February 10, Carter Evans 
became a father for the third time, when his 
wife Elizabeth gave birth to Grace Katheryn (8 
lb., 10 oz.). T Bill Alfond's daughter Kenden 
is headed for Providence. She received early 
admission to Brown. ▼ Look! Up in the sky! 
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Mac Barnes'. It had 
to happen sooner or later. Mac is now a stu- 
dent pilot, and all residents of the New York 
metropolitan area are now advised to keep an 
eye up. T Mac's Moody roomy has gone him 
one better. Jeff Forte is a skydiver in the 
Florida Keys and has logged more than an 
hour of free-fall. When not in the air, Jeff often 
is on the water, calling on customers on his jet 
ski. He highly recommends his new water- 
proof briefcase. Jeff's son, who went to 
Honduras with the Peace Corps, has stayed on 
and is project manager for an eco-tourism 
lodge opening near the rain forest in 1996. T 
Environmental protection in the tropics is 
important to Anthony Gerard, too. One of his 
favorite causes is the Conservation Trust of 
Puerto Rico. Anthony has been splitting his 
time between England and the former 
colonies, but expects to be spending more time 
over here. 


Carl F. Spang, Jr. 


55 Wiswall Road 

Durham, NH 03824 

(603) 659-5936 

ried; I didn't get to Egypt; I didn't see Joe 
Mac or Rob Lord; I didn't get flooded out; I 
did join America On-Line." You can find 
Don at T Rick Kaye- 
Schiess is currently training teachers in the 
use of kindergarten through eighth-grade 
estuarine ecology science labs that are part of 
class curriculum. T Dave Mitchell partici- 
pated in the recent GDA New York 
phonathon, and enjoyed talking with many 
classmates. Apparently, Dave did a good job 
- Class of '68 donations are up this year! ▼ 
Charles Johnson HI was recently named Vice 
President of Agricultural Programs for his 
local Chamber of Commerce. Charles also 
serves on the Board of Directors of the 
Friends of Audubon, a volunteer organiza- 
tion that supports the John James Audubon 
State Park. ▼ Carl Spang has started a man- 
agement consulting firm. He can be reached 
at If you would like to 
be part of the '68 internet mailing list, send 
your email address to 


Jeffrey L. Gordon 


Slocum, Gordon & Co. 

P.O. Box 669 

Newport, RI 02840 

(401) 849-4900 

J. Randall Whitney HI 

65 Nashoba Road 

Concord, MA 01742 

(508) 369-0914 

Don Hayes has summed up this past year with 
the following observations: "I didn't win 
Publishers Clearing House; I didn't get mar- 

John Congdon, from his home shop in 
Vermont, is pursuing his "ideals as a furni- 
ture craftsman, working in traditional and 
original styles." He calls it "very usable 
art." T Don Barkin and his wife Maggie 
had a little girl, Eve, on September 30, 
1994. T Ben Smith and his family have just 
returned from a five-month cruise in the 
Bahamas. Ben and his wife Lisa and Sarah 
(seven) and Van (five) had a "great time sail- 
ing, fishing, home-schooling and meeting 
lots of nice folks on boats." As the weather 
cooled, hot showers looked good. Now the 
kids are in school and Ben and Lisa are back 
at work. T Bill Mitchell has been married 
20 years to Rebecca and has two boys, ages 
13 and 15. T Jim Winslow (formerly Jim 
Alles) wants to know, as a lot of us do, 
what's become of Frank Chase. "I still think 
of him every time I hear a Led Zeppelin tune 
from the first album, mostly because he 
played it continuously for the entire year 
after it was released! Hope you're well, 

Chase." Jim and his wife Kim have moved to 
central New Jersey, and Jim has become a 
research associate with Hoechst-Roussel 
Pharmaceuticals in the neuroscience group. 
Jim's group is involved in efforts to develop 
therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer's 
Disease. His email box is winslow@hrpibw. ▼ John Newman has finally been 
dragged "kicking and screaming to put pen 
to paper." John wants to see Scott Livermore 
at our 25th and hopes that "Jack Cutler and 
Jeff Brown haven't reached all their peaks 
yet." John fears the empty nest is appearing 
on the horizon, as his daughter "has con- 
sented to apply to GDA." (Time is flying by, 
isn't it?) T Bill Murray writes that he is still 
with DH Technology as manager of the DH 
Service Division. His overseas travel is 
beginning to slow down, but not before 
opening factories in Manchester, England, 
India and also Brazil. Recently, Bill and his 
10-year-old daughter Jennifer went on a five- 
day cross-country ski trip in the Sierra 
Nevadas. He hopes to make it in June - if he 
can find a babysitter. (Sound familiar?) T 
Jim Furgal and his wife Gail have been busy 
in the last 25 years. President of Camillus 
Cutlery Company, Jim works out of his 
Syracuse office, traveling to his national cus- 
tomer base. Gail and two sons, David (15) 
and Scott (12), live in the family residence in 
Manhattan. Jim and his family work skiing, 
tennis and vacation into a very busy sched- 
ule. T Randy Wliitney, your faithful scribe, 
is still with Strathmore Paper Company as 
Northeast Regional Manager. Wife Joan and 


The Academy is proud to re- 
introduce the once-classic 
GDA tie, which has not been 
available since Kray's of 
Newburyport closed its doors 
many years ago. This hand- 
some, pure English silk tie 
reflects the highest quality 
workmanship. Hand-made 
expressly for us, it features 
the Academy crest on a 
field of Maroon. A must 
for every faithful alum- 
nus' wardrobe. Forty-six 
ninety-five, pre-paid includ- 
ing postage and handling 

To order, please send check or money order to 
GDA Bookstore, Governor Dtimmer Academy, 
Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. 

(Please alloivfour to six weeks for delivery.) 

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Catherine (12) and Alex (9) swallow my pas- 
sion for cooking in the midst of baseball 
practice, cello lessons and stretch class. 


Class Secretary Needed 

Mike Mulligan: "Very busy life as school 
head, navigating through various asteroid 
fields, but enjoying it. Still play soccer and 
club lacrosse. Healthy daughter, age five, and 
a lovely and supportive wife." 

T^^f^^^ Geoffrey A. Durham 


504 Roosevelt Drive 
Libertyville, IL 60048 
(708) 549-8407 

I am very pleased by the improved response 
we got this time around from the classmates. 
We heard from many of the same folks, but 
this time we got notes from others we have 
not heard from in years. Let next time be 
your turn. T Pete Follansbee writes that he 
has recently moved to Richmond, VA, and he 
and his family have finally bought their first 
house. It is in the west end of the city - 
Henrico County. They continue to adapt to 
and are beginning to really enjoy their new 
life in Virginia after ten years at a boarding 
school in Massachusetts. T Christian 

"Swede" Swenson had dinner and a fine time 
catching up with Jon Davis at the GDA Seattle 
Reception. Chris says it won't be too long 
before they get the families together for a good 
time, too. He reports life in Seattle is good. He 
is still performing and teaching around the 
West as a solo artist. He is spending lots of 
time with his kids Molly (seven) and Skylar 
(four). ▼ Tim Traver writes from Wilder, VT, 
that he and his wife Delia and three kids are 
camped out with their pet rabbit and a 
Casting's wood stove. He left the Upper Valley 
Land Trust in December and he is now the 
Executive Director of the Vermont Institute of 
Natural Science (V.I.N.S.). He says he would 
love to hear from Steve Pugh and Rich Hackel 
and hopes they touch base with him. T 
Speaking of Rich Hackel, he is still a photogra- 
pher, working professionally as an ophthalmic 
photographer in North Carolina, as well as 
staying active as a visual artist. He still plays 
the guitar and he played for a number of years 
with a band in San Francisco named The 12- 
Year-Olds. Rich reports he is married with no 
children, just three cars. T Speaking of play- 
ing in a band, next time you are in Northern 
California look for a group called Push, and 
there you will find Nortnan Baratelli. It has 
been many years since we have heard from 
Norman. Besides playing in the band, Norman 
works at a record store part-time and as a pro- 
duction assistant for a record studio/ label 
called Bongload Custom. He writes a column 
for a monthly arts magazine, Autumn Monthly, 
and does part-time D.J. work for public radio 
station KHSU EM, Areata. (Good to hear from 
you, Norman. Stay in touch.) ▼ Peter 

Conway is working for a living and raising a 
family. He is looking forward to an Ireland 
golfing trip - one week of famous golf 
courses and a few pints of beer. (Life must be 
good.) Peter reports seeing Paul Commito 
around here and there, and he talks to Peter 
Franklin to stay in touch. Peter says that he 
and Paul will be at the 25th Reunion. T I 
spoke to George Freimarck the other day. He 
is still brokering re-insurance for Guy 
Carpenter '43 in New York. He was on the 
51st floor of the World Trade Center when it 
got bombed two years ago - not a fun expe- 
rience to have to go through. George men- 
tioned some time ago that he stopped off at 
Cameron "Tunk" Hosme/s winery for a tast- 
ing and visit. He married Gratia Pelliciotti in 
1989, and they have two children - Olivia 
(three) and Averyl (four months). They are 
slowly restoring an old Italiante Victorian 
house in Glen Ridge, NJ, - hopefully not the 
Money Pit. George still rows his single skull 
and hopes to enter the Head of the Charles 
race this year. If you're there, look him up. 
He would love to hear from Ellis Withington 
and Peter Phippen. He is looking forward to 
the 25th! 

0^*^¥^^^ Richard J. Love 


23 Merrimack Street 
Concord, NH 03301 
(603) 228-1530 

Pamela J.M. Toner 


223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06430 

(203) 254-2371 

Congratulations to Mark Kolb on the birth of 
his first child, Molly Rose, born on 
September 11, 1994. Mark is now a Boeing 
757 captain and is living in New Hampshire. 
He reports that Sam Gilliland '75 also has a 
new baby. T Rob Spaulding was spotted by 
Steve James at a local 10K road race. Steve 
lives in Andover, MA, with two daughters, 
ages six and four. He continues to work at 
Leggatt, McCall, a commercial real estate 
brokerage firm in Boston. T Debbie Pope 
Adams has finally moved into her new home 
in Greenland, NH. She invites anyone travel- 
ing toward Maine on Rte. 95 to take the six- 
mile detour off the highway to visit her. Here 
we come, Debbie! 

Dix and Company: (l-r) A recent photo of Ted Dix '67, his daughter Emily ami his wife Mary Ellen. 

The Archon 36 Spring 1995 


Class Secretary Needed 

David Cain: "Aloha! Living in Maui, HI, and 
selling lots in Sunapee, NH. Celebrated birth 
of third child, Adeline, January 11, 1995. Next 
is Erika (two) and Nick (four)." ▼ Kingsley 
Goddard: "This year is a true milestone - 20 
years. Let's see how fat you are, how many 
kids you have, how little you remember." T 
Dan Morris: "Married life is coming along 
slowly, what with inheriting two children! 
Real estate sales-wise, 1994 was my best sales 
year ever, and hopefully '95 will be even bet- 
ter (never-ending optimism). My mercantile 
business is poised to jump ahead this year - 
hopefully the year will shift more time to it 
with more remuneration in return! Still living 
in my original house on 15 Collins Ave. 
Anyone in northern Jersey, call me and stop 
over! T Pamela Pandapas: "I am still living 
in San Diego, CA, and am practicing (and I 
stress practicing!) law. I'm trying to organize a 
trip back east for our Class Reunion. Please, 
everyone show!" 


Carol Ann Goldberg- 

301 East 94th Street, 24B 

New York, NY 10128 

(212) 410-1781 

Jill (Leach) Sarver writes, "My husband has 
been here [Margate, FL] since August, and I 
arrived in November, just in time for a hurri- 
cane. I saw Sara (Davidson) Garcia over 
Labor Day weekend, and spent a lot of time 
with Mary (Weldon) Karlin this summer and 
fall. T Peter Hampton writes, "My job keeps 
me in and out of major and minor airports all 
over the States. I'm the Director of Marketing, 
Planning and Development at Primestar Part- 
ners in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Primestar is a direct 
broadcast satellite D.B.S. company." 

^^■^^■^Carolyn L. Borwick 



271 Summer Avenue 
Reading, MA 01867 
(617) 942-7855 

Smile: (1-r) Julia Duff '80, John Capron '71 and his 
fiancee Debra Storms, Rand Pendleton '80 and Glen 
Winkel '73 pose for a picture during the reception 
on the West Coast. 


Scott M. Pope 


25 Tidewater Farm Road 

Greenland, NH 03840 

(603) 436-2903 

This issue of The Archon and others to follow 
will have a different twist from in the past. If 
you write, I'll spread your news. If you don't 
write.. .well. ..noteworthy news heard around 
town will unfold about you! T First, I 
would like to thank Leslie Russell Lafond for 
being our Class Secretary over the last ten 
years. She did a super job, and we should all 
applaud her efforts. Thank you! I spoke to 
Leslie recently at her home in Hampton. She 
mentioned her children were old enough 
now for her to take a two-year leave of 
absence from her chairpersonship on the 
P.T.A., being a mother and wife. Her hus- 
band will stay home, while she joins the 
Merchant Marine. Her duties will evolve as 
time passes, but she expects the experience 
to be meaningful. Good luck, Leslie! T Since 
a change of the guard has occurred, Leslie 
has handed me several of your "Don't Be 
Shy" cards. We have to change that heading! 
"Write Or Else!" and "Let Your Classmates 
Really Know What's Going On In Your Life 
Before We Make It Up!" works for me. T As 
some of you know, Kathy Leary Livermore 
'79 called you, asking for some Annual Fund 
money. (Hope you gave.) She was doing this 
because Peter Feith was out of the country, 
and it was going to be months before he 
returned. As you recall, Feith is usually the 
guy who calls us all for money. As a favor to 
Kathy, I wrote to some of you asking for 
money, because she couldn't contact you by 
phone... again, on behalf of Feith. After all 
that combined effort, I find out Feith was in 
Boston! His "Don't Be Shy" card was post- 
marked January 20, 1995! He wrote "I spend 
most days in Vietnam, consulting with U.S. 


food processing companies." Nice cover, 
Peter. I heard around town you were there to 
attain enlightenment through meditation, 
self-contemplation - nothing was mentioned 
about spreading Yankee capitalism. You 
should never have mailed your card, 
Peter! T As I mentioned earlier, Kathy tried 
contacting many of us by phone. It seems 
there are several people we do not have cur- 
rent information on. Please bear with me 
while I list those folks we would like to hear 
from. Information needed from: Doug 
Beattie, home and work telephone numbers; 
Brad Clark, same; Steve Ingrassia, same; 
Jamie Bougas, same; Gina Chiara, same; 
Tom Ostheimer, home address, work and 
home telephone numbers; Nid Sinthavanu- 
chit, home address and telephone numbers. 
If you call GDA at (508) 465-1763 and ask for 
Jennifer LaCombe, she will update my 
list. T On with other news.... Pam Webb 
Gentile wrote to say, "All is well. Working at 
Saxonville, U.S.A. It's great. Busy and loving 
it." I am amazed. I've been living in 
Greenland, NH, for three years and have 
never bumped into you, Pam! Glad to hear 
all is well with you! T Brad Clark wrote, 
"It's been too long since I've seen any of the 
GDA crowd. This past September, Caron and 
I moved to Arlington, VT, where I now serve 
as rector of St. James Episcopal Church. It is 
a great place to be, and where we expect to 
be for many years to come. Caron is expect- 
ing our first child in May! I will be at our 
20th! Hope to see some GDA faces before 
then." Vermont's gain is New Hampshire's 
loss, Clarky! We could use you on the sea- 
coast. T Andy Stephenson (Steph) wrote, 
"Living in Ellsworth, ME, since May of '91. 
First child, Lyle Phillips Stephenson, born 
July 8, 1993. Just completed my course work 
to become certified to teach grades seven- 
through-12 life science. Looking for job start- 
ing fall '95. Been running a private tutorial 
company and enjoying the hunting this area 
offers. Saw Chip Weickert "77 a while back. 
Good to see him. Tom Driscoll is a selectman 
in my hometown, Swampscott. Am wonder- 
ing what our classmates have turned into. 
Hope they'll write. All the best, Steph." 
Thanks for writing. If anyone can do some 
networking for Steph, give him a call. T 
Anita Heffron Fisher wrote, "Still in New 
Hampshire and separated from husband 
after nine years of marriage. I'm happy again 
and hope to see some GDA friends at 
Banana's of Portsmouth on Friday and 
Saturday nights!" Look her up, folks! ▼ 
Malcolm Philip Graham wrote, "I live in 
Derry; I work at Shawmut. New car, new 
apartment, new life. Enjoyed Commence- 

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merit last year. My best to all of you." Glad 
to hear you're doing so well, Graham. Rob a 
bank! I want to hear about this "new life." 
Drop me a line. T Heard from Dana 
Stetson: "Would like to announce the birth of 
William Perry Stetson, July 30, 1994." 
Congrats, Dana. Write again with more 
news. T Chuck McDowell wrote, "I'm in 
my last year of my master's degree program 
in community counseling at Fitchburg State 
College. It was great to see Pedro (Peter 
Hay), Curt Fox and Dave Drtikker at the 
15th. My wife Anita continues to home- 
school our three children, Jessica (14), Peter 
(10 1/2) and Michael (five). God bless you 
all." Super news, Chuck. Does your wife 
charge you? If she doesn't, she should! T 
Kathy Livermore passed on some news to 
me about a few folks she contacted by phone 
when fund-raising. Anna Markos has a four- 
year-old daughter and is moving to Ipswich. 
Patti Milligan-Taylor is living in Illinois and 
has three children. Ike Suggs is teaching 
math at GDA, living in Eames and coaching 
varsity women's basketball. Greg Kaknes ran 
for mayor of Woburn. He has two boys - 
twins - and one girl. Wife's name is Kathy. 
Hey, Greg. ..think back to the Grog.. .your 
birthday... when all of us picked up and 
moved someone's M.G. around the corner. 
What a hoot! Todd Dagres has a wife 
(Carrie). Laurie Althschuler works for Apple 
Computer and is getting married in the fall. 
She ran into Andy Bendetson at the gym. Tad 
Higgins is in the construction business. Jim 
Giampa had a conversation with Kathy, but 
gave no money. David Drtikker has short 
hair and he is also an extreme right-winger. 
O.K, the last part I'm guessing on. Tom 
Ostheimer was called, but his phone was 
disconnected. Who knows? Maybe he went 
to Vietnam with Feith. If anybody has infor- 
mation on Osty, drop me a line. T Rather 
than write to me at GDA, I would prefer it if 
you would write to me at home. This way 
letters will not be delayed, etc. My address 
and home phone number are above, and my 
work number is (603) 642-3001. Some news 
about me: My wife Anne and I returned to 
New England with our two children, 
Hughes (nine) and Taber (six), after spending 
eight terrific years in Kansas City. We have 
been living in Greenland for the last three 
years. My brother Doug and I work together 
in Kingston - Pope Housing, Inc. and Pope 
Building Systems. I operate Pope Housing, 
while my brother operates Pope Building 
Systems. I would enjoy hearing from all of 
you! This article was a little soft on those that 
haven't written. The next issue, I will not be 

Getting Reacquainted: (1-r) Sarah Breed '83, Aimee Walsh Schade '84 and Antea von Henneberg '81 chat 
during January's San Francisco reception. 

so kind! Our Class has not done much as a 
group, and it would be a kick to do some- 
thing before our 20th. Send suggestions for a 
Portsmouth gathering. Or call! See ya, Popey 


Laura J. Roome 

917 Heatherstone Drive 
Winston-Salem, NC 27104 
(919) 659-8199 

Rick Theriault writes of big news - the birth 
of Claudia Leigh Theriault on September 20, 
1994. Congrats, and I hope all are well. T 
Other new additions belong to Jimmy and 
Debbi Black and Susan and Hal Sizer, while 
Elizabeth and Avery Woodworth expect 
number three in mid-June. ▼ Avery also 
writes that life in Byfield is just fine. He's 
been busy building a post-and-beam barn 
(helped by Hal Sizer and Larry Whitten) and 
playing hockey at GDA with faculty mem- 
bers and friends. T Lisa Law is busy here in 
Winston-Salem, planning her October '95 
wedding. Her Mr. Wonderful, Marty 
Parsons, is a member of the Forsyth Country 
(NC) Sheriff's Department. T The Govie 
Info Highway tells me that Jim Ronan is also 
headed down the aisle sometime this spring, 
but the details are unknown. ▼ Sarah 
Putnam made it to her first GDA Reunion 
last June and was a bit dismayed by the 
turnout (weren't we all?). She's still avidly 
pursuing her muscular therapy career and 
still loving it. "Hello to Johanna Stephan." T 

Kathy Coffin Hourihan writes from 
Falmouth, ME, that Jared is in the third 
grade and Lauren is in the first. Kathy and 
her husband Dan really enjoyed being gen- 
eral contractors for a vear, when thev built 
their new house. ▼ Troy Dagres has now 
been with Minolta for two years, and his son 
Andrew is three. Life in Newburyport is just 
fine. T Recent mail to Brad Cavanagh has 
been returned "addressee unknown." If any- 
one should see or talk to him, please ask him 
to send an address update. 


Pamela Kurtz Welch 
19 Larch Row 
Wenham, MA 01984 
(508) 468-5073 

Steve Moheban writes, "I recently got 
engaged to Ekatevina Beliakova, a graduate 
student in foreign languages at Moscow 
State University, whom I met while studying 
Russian. We plan to get married in August 
and live in Boston." T Lia McCarthy is still 
in Connecticut, where she is the manager of 
the Greenwich Private Banking Office for 
Shawmut Bank. Lia's getting married to 
Richard DeNey, an executive vice president 
at Borden, Inc. (formerly a managing director 
for Bear Stearns) on March 4, 1995. T Jamie 
Rosenthal writes, "Bill and I are impatiently 
waiting for our first baby, due February 14. 
The sex is yet to be determined. Hope to be 
back east with him/her in June." T "I'm 

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still living and teaching seventh-grade 
English in Miami," writes Matt Tomlinson. 
"I just received my black belt in Seido 
Karate, a Japanese style now headquartered 
in New York. I've been studying karate for 
six years and have enjoyed learning the art. I 
didn't really do it for self-defense purposes, 
though. In Miami, you need a gun for 
that!" T Leslie Robins writes, "Things have 
been hectic lately. I just finished producing a 
new TV commercial to promote San Diego 
tourism. Look for it on CNN, A&E and E! 
Entertainment. I'm still horseback-riding 
every weekend. My jumping is getting bet- 
ter. I'm looking forward to a long visit to a 
ranch this summer." ▼ Jennifer and Russell 
Savrann brought another Savrann - Lindsay 
- into the world on September 13, 1994. 
Russell is now corporate attorney for the 
Ground Round restaurant chain, based in 
Braintree. They are in the process of purchas- 
ing a house in Scituate. T Erica Banm 
Goode and her husband Chris have two little 
girls, Madeline Rose (two) and Lily Frances 
(10 months), and a dog, Molly. "I still work 
full-time doing special events at B.U., but I 
work from home two days a week so I can 
play with my girls! Super hectic, but great!" 
Come spring, Erica also will be acting as our 
new Class Secretary. T As you may have 
read in the last issue of The Archon, Marty 
Stephart is a coach on the all-women's 
America's Cup team. ▼ Hope everyone has 
put the weekend of June 9-11 on the calendar 
to return to GDA for our 15th (!) Reunion! 


Abby Locke Castle 

7396 Kingsbury Blvd 

St. Louis, MO 63130 

(314) 721-7806 

Spring is just around the corner, boys and 
girls! Soon the snow will be gone and the 
daffodils blooming! For me, the past two 
months have been spent settling into my 
new job, getting acquainted with new faces 
and learning a totally new corporate culture. 
Another reinforcement that change is diffi- 
cult! The golfer Bob continues to stay in my 
life, but he is hanging by his fingernails at 
this point. I would expect that it won't be 
long before I toss him into Lake Michigan. ▼ 
I caught up with Brownie last week via the 
telephone lines. Seems that family life in 
Portland is progressing quite nicely, with 
Peter growing like a weed and Coleman 
staying in trouble. Can't imagine where he 
gets those genes! T Dave filled me in on all 
the planned festivities for Kal's wedding. 

(My itinerary must have gotten lost in the 
mail.) Dave is in the wedding, and I expect 
will spend a nice week with his family in 
Hawaii. Evidently, there are trips to outer 
islands and volcanoes being planned for the 
guests, so crash if you can! I unfortunately 
don't have any vacation, so I will need a 
cub reporter to cover the event. Any volun- 
teers? T I would expect that Larry Schwartz 
and family also will be attending. Larry 
became a proud papa in December, with 
Chloe arriving just in time for that tax 
deduction! T Don't know if Redman will be 
going. I haven't heard boo from him lately, 
can't imagine why... ▼ Seems that Mark 
and Benay Todzo are enjoying married life in 
the bay area. Unfortunately, she had no news 
of fellow classmates living in the area. Benay 
will be finishing her M.B.A. this spring, and 
there has been some discussion about mov- 
ing to eastern Europe for a couple of years to 
put their skills to work in helping others. 
Nothing is definite yet, except that Aunt 
Abby will be going to visit if indeed they do 
go. T Vinca Ingram writes from southern 
California that life is terrific without earth- 
quakes and floods. She sends her best to 
Riss, Jenny and the rest of the crew. T 
Joanne Leary writes that she is back at work 
with a new firm, having stayed at home for 
many months with her first child. She seems 
excited about re-entering the work force after 
her sabbatical. Life is good for all of her fam- 
ily and she sends her best to Kristen, Jenny 
and Laurie. T Speaking of missing in action 
- Krooss, where in heaven's name are you? 
We haven't heard from you in years, are you 
still plying the slopes, or have you moved on 
to other endeavors? Perhaps you are in 
Squaw Valley, where the Class of '81 most 
eligible bachelors hang out?? T Daniel 
Carroll is also missing in action, although he 
has been spotted in D.C., sporting a "Newt 
in '96" button. T Dan Cooke, my main 
squeeze in D.C., is currently enjoying the 
good life, traveling to cities afar, frolicking 
under the sun without me! I am still waiting 
for that sailing vacation invitation! T Jordan 
Voelker writes that life in N.Y.C. is progress- 
ing nicely, although I am not sure which 
entrepreneurial venture is keeping him busy 
these days. T I haven't heard from many of 
you recently; Sergio, Kristen, Ben, Karla, 
Wliitney, Eric, Swilly, Elena and, God for- 
bid, Jon Pingree. Where the hell are you, and 
what is going on in your lives? I know that 
you all read my column - for heaven's sake, 
even Rob Sudduth reads it, so write in and 
tell us what you're doing and where you 
are! T We do have several classmates who 
have moved, whose mail is being returned to 

me. Jamie Stone, Phoebe Coues, Paul Carter 

and others, please let us know where you 
are! Kal, have a wonderful wedding. 
Everyone else, have a fantastic spring. Much 
love, Abby Locke. 


Nancy Lord Wickwire 


33 Caron Road 

Bedford, NH 03110 

(603) 472-8993 

Haven't heard from Scoff Holloway in a 
while. He is living in Portsmouth, and is the 
general manager of Coast Pontiac Cadillac 
Oldsmobile. He will be graduating with his 
M.B.A. this spring, and is engaged to be mar- 
ried in June. He writes, "Haven't seen any- 
one from school, but looking forward to 
seeing everyone at the next Reunion. If any- 
one is in Portsmouth, give me a call at 659- 
8958." T Also in the general GDA area is 
Elizabeth Graham Graves. She lives in 
Rowley, MA, with her husband and three 
children, Jessica (10), Anastacia (eight) and 
Jim-Jim (five). "I have been in management 
in Boston until recently, and now have 
started an exciting career as an agent for 
RE /MAX Corner Store in Ipswich. My hus- 
band owns a commercial moving business in 
Boston. We are extremely happy and enjoy- 
ing skiing, gardening and our children. T 
Karen McKinney-Jantzen writes from 
Hopkinton, NH, "Zoe M. Jantzen was born 
on December 8, 1994. Her two brothers are 



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The Archon 39 Spring 1995 


most excited about a sister. I am glad to hear 
that Martha, Alison and Nancy are joining 
the ranks of motherhood. Congratulations 
and good luck!" T Nancy Wickwire should 
already have a new baby by the time this is 
printed. I'm due in May! T Martha 
(Lawlor) Krauch's due date is June 15, and 
Alison (Miller) Montague is due in early 
July. Our phone bills to one another are 
rather high. ▼ Sloan Tyler can give us all 
advice on being a new parent. She writes, 
"Everything is great in D.C I am still in the 
Maritime and International Law Division at 
CGHQ. I am working on legal issues con- 
cerning illegal immigration and living 
marine resources. I was very busy during the 
Haitian and Cuban migrations. Scott is doing 
well in the civilian sector. Our daughter 
Madison Ashley Thaxton is keeping us very 
busy. She is three months (as of February) 
and trying to hang with the big kids at day 
care, which is on the first floor of my office 
building. Congrats to Jane and Martha on 
their marriages." T Chris Perrault is 
living in Methuen, MA, with his wife Amy 
and two daughters Amanda and Jessica. T 
Ann Rooney writes, "I'm splitting my time 
between New York and Bermuda. (I'm head- 
quartered there). Class of '82, you are wel- 
come to visit! (tel. 809-296-0909) I also got 
my pilot's license three weeks ago. Flying is 
a lot of fun! Thanks to all of those who have 
donated to the Annual Fund. To everyone 
else, please donate if you can. GDA depends 

on you!" T Cornelia Woodivorth writes, 
"My latest news is that I am now married to 
Brett Byers. After the big day last September, 
we spent two weeks cycling through the 
Loire Valley and shopping and eating in 
Paris. We are now living in Westchester 
County, NY, and working in N.YC. I am a 
financial analyst for a large manufacturing 
company." T Also in N.YC. is Howard 
Moore. "Hi. I'm happily living in New York, 
and I just bought an apartment. Yeah! I han- 
dle promotion and marketing at Institutional 
Investor Magazine, which is really much 
more fun than it sounds. I hope everyone is 
well." T Paula Veale wrote with news 
about Trina Chiara. "Things are great in 
N.YC Trina has left Burgon-Marsteller to 
start her own P.R. firm." What are you up to, 
Paula? T The last Big Apple alum is John 
Krigbaum. He writes, "I'm getting closer to 
that elusive Ph.D. (anthropology) and I'm 
engaged! Doing lots of computer stuff and 
intend to work in Malaysia this summer." T 
Bill Dee is finishing up his third year of law 
school at B.U. and will graduate in May. He 
will be heading to N.YC. in September to 
work at Penne & Edmonds, a mid-town 
firm. T Bob Low is teaching and coaching 
at Holderness School in Plymouth, NH. Bob 
includes information about his dog Max 
when he writes, which should tell you some- 
thing about his social life! T That's it for 
now. Keep those cards coming. 


Rebecca B. Lapham 


34 Essex House 

6 Beverly Commons Dr. 

Beverly, MA 01915 

(508) 922-8731 

West Coast Reunion: (1-r) Dottie Bragdon and Roechelle Smith '84 catch up during the reception in San 

I received notes from people I haven't heard 
from in a long time. Thank you to those who 
took the time to write. T John Stahl writes, 
"I regret my negligence in sending news or 
contributions over the past few years. My 
personal and professional lives have been 
erratic for some time. Hopefully, the correc- 
tive action I have taken will put me on the 
right track. A few weeks ago, I enrolled in 
Vermont Law School. The school is located in 
South Royalton, VT, which is approximately 
30 miles from Hanover, NH. I think it is a 
good change, and I have started to prepare 
myself for a harsh winter and challenging 
curriculum. While most of my time will be 
devoted to studying, I look forward to the 
opportunity to renew some friendships from 
GDA. I also hope to become more active 
with anyone interested in getting in touch. 
My new address and telephone number are: 
John M. Stahl, P.O. Box 171, South Royalton, 
VT 05068, (802) 763-8321. 1 read somewhere 
that one's body and perspective change com- 
pletely every seven years. One recent casu- 
alty of this phenomenon is the tragic death 
of Rusty. He was the victim of a murder/sui- 
cide of youthful enthusiasm and unrealistic 
outlooks. As you can tell, black humor did 
survive the event. In lieu of flowers, contri- 
butions can be made to the Stahl Legal 
Education Fund, a charity in desperate need 
of endowment. My most recent job was as a 
computer trainer/help desk specialist at the 
Federal Communications Commission; I sup- 
ported the conversion to a LAN environment 
and taught classes in the use of Windows 
and WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS. I have also 
made some significant lifestyle changes that 
can be addressed in future correspondences. 
This does not seem to be an appropriate 
forum for recapping the past five years, but I 
did run into Dan Cook '81 at a bar and got 
the chance to get together with him a few 
times. I also enjoyed the hospitality of Dan 
Cross '81 at the Washington reception. I look 
forward to seeing you at the 15th Reunion, if 
not before." T Heidi Heasley Ford: "My 
husband and I spend all our time and money 
at Home Depot, as we recently bought a 
house in Sturbridge! I caught up with Eric 
Krukonis '86 on Daufuskie Island, SC, in 
January 1995. We had a great time reminisc- 
ing about GDA while we went hot-tubbing 
during a thunderstorm in the middle of the 

TheArchon 40 Spring 1995 


Tlie Hosts: (l-r) The Carlson family hosted tlie San Francisco reception in January. Pictured here are Dick 
Carlson P'84 '85, Dan Carlson '85, Joan Carlson and Debbie Carlson P'84 '85. 

night!" ▼ Tricia (Qninn) McDonald. "I am 
living in Fairfield, CT, with husband Doug 
and eight-month-old twins Shannon and 
Jennifer. I graduated from Fairfield 
University's nursing program last May - just 
in time for the twins to come! T Todd 
Brozvn is still an assistant district attorney for 
Plymouth County lead of Jury Session at 
Hingham District Court, and got married to 
Priscilla Burke on September 18, 1994. 
"Married life is great." ▼ Karen Fasciano: 
"I'm currently finishing my third year of a 
doctoral program in clinical psychology. My 
internship is at the Dana Farber Cancer 
Institute, working with children with cancer. 
I love my work, and plan to do my disserta- 
tion research in school consultation for chil- 
dren with cancer. Hopefully, I'll graduate in 
June of 1996." T Wendy Stetson: "Nice job 
getting out the letter in time! I'm going to 
match your effort by responding this morn- 
ing, before I go skiing. Blow off a day or two 
of work and come up and ski with us! We 
had a great season last year, mainly due to 
the fact that the frost was so late. We start up 
the greenhouse next week. Artichokes are 
going to be a nice addition to our display 
next year. Imagine that, fresh Vermont arti- 
chokes! Who needs California?" T Sarah 
Breed: "I am working on a master's degree in 
creative writing. I'm also a mentor teacher in 
an urban middle school and am training 
teachers in the arts. Getting ready for my 
debut as a keyboard player with the Cultural 
Iration Band - a San Francisco reggae band. 
Spending summer in Jamaica. Hello to Steve, 
Erica, Gilly and Peter. I miss you guys." T 
Dan McLaughlin: "Everything is going great. 

Maura and I have a beautiful 15-month-old 
girl named Callie and another baby due in 
May. I am still fairly busy in the real estate 
auction business, and we are living in Bel- 
mont. Talked to Jim Bernier a few weeks ago, 
but other than that, I don't see anyone." ▼ 
Danielle (Schivartz) Jacobs recently left her 
job at a software company and is thinking 
about starting a graphic design business with 
a friend. Danielle and her husband Dave are 
buying their first home in Marblehead and 
can't wait to move in. She invites anyone in 
the area to "look her up!" T Mark Staley is 
a business manager for a rock band. The 
band Shiver is just starting out, but keep an 
ear out! Mark is planning on going back to 
school in the fall and has no marital plans 
yet! T Elea Ketnler was ordained as a 
Unitarian Universalist Minister on 
November 6, 1994. She is the assistant minis- 
ter at the Winchester, MA, Unitarian Society 
this year, and is in the process of searching 
for a church. Amy Welch spoke at her ordi- 
nation. T I hope all of you have a great 
summer, if I don't see you, and I'll be getting 
in touch with you in the fall. 


Cathleen A. Riley Scerbo 

360 High Street 
Hampton, NH 03842 
(603) 926-4079 

Hello, everyone! T Eric Marshall writes, 
"Since I haven't written in the 10-plus years 
since graduation, I thought I would hold out 
until something really big happened. I got 

married on September 10, 1994 to Jennifer 
Gomez. In attendance were a quite a few 
classmates and GDA friends, including Joe 
DiNanno (best man), Tom DiNanno '85, Jeff 
Wallace, Mark Brewer from Arizona, Brian 
O'Dell and Gerry Tallman. I hope all of you 
are doing well, and I'm sure you had a great 
time getting together again. Any pictures you 
could send? Eric also writes, "Hello to all!" T 
Kathie Watt sent a birth announcement for 
her daughter, Natalie Beatrix Watt, who was 
born at 6:34 a.m. on October 8, 1994. She 
weighed in at 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 inches 
tall. Kathie writes, "the baby rumors were 
true. Natalie now weighs 13 lbs. and is learn- 
ing to laugh. She is sleeping longer (boy, was 
that first month rough) and growing some 
hair. Congratulations, Kathie and husband 
Gill. Kathie has decided not to go back to her 
job at Lesley College library in Cambridge. 
She sends news that Peter Qnimby '85 and 
his wife Laurie adopted a daughter, Katie, 
this summer. Katie was born July 13. Thanks 
for your note, Kathie. Best of luck to your 
new family. Let us know how it's going. T 
Charlotte Johnson sent me a nice note. She 
says that she is still working for the Weld 
administration, "where things are really hop- 
ping with the national focus on Weld in '96. 
Any inside scoop as to whether or not he will 
run in '96? She writes, "I have run into 
Shelagh Lafferty, who is in and about the 
State House quite frequently, lobbying for a 
battered women's advocacy group. Charlotte 
sends a "hi! to all and asks, "where is Melissa 
Finnon these days? I'd love to hear from her. 
Thanks for all the news, Charlotte. Good luck 
with the Weld campaign. T I was a little sur- 
prised to get a card this week from Chris 
Valhouli. It turns out he has opened his own 
law practice right down the road from me in 
Hampton, NH. He writes, "After practicing 
law in Haverhill, MA, for two years with a 
general practice firm, I have ventured out on 
my own, opening my own law practice in 
Hampton, NH, where I have lived for the 
past seven years. No wife. No kids. He 
spends his free time surfing, snowboarding 
and mountain biking. Are you surfing in 
Hampton? Dan and I walk down to the beach 
often and watch the surfers. I'll keep an eye 
out for you and will definitely stop by the 
office soon! Good luck with your new prac- 
tice. I'm sure you'll do great. T Christine 
Romboletti sent a card again. It's always 
great to hear from you. She writes, "I con- 
tinue as a part-time grad student and full- 
time career person, as Director of the 
Information Resource Center at the American 
Health Care Association, but joyfully await 
my May '95 graduation! She plans a trip to 

TheArchon 41 Spring 1995 


New Hampshire, I guess this summer, to 
visit her mom in her new house. It would be 
great if you could coordinate it with 
Elizabeth Kimball Williams' trip home from 
England this summer. Christine is also plan- 
ning a trip to San Francisco for business in 
March, but will be bringing husband Brian 
along, so some fun will be had, I'm sure. 
(You should try to get in touch with Aimee - 
see below). Christine sends "All my best to 
the rest of the Class. T I got a wonderful let- 
ter from Aimee Walsh Schade, who sounds 
happy to be reconnected with GDA again. 
Aimee is living with her husband HA. in 
San Francisco. They were married last June, 
and Amie Breed and Sarah Breed '83 were 
two of her bridesmaids. Aimee sees both of 
them often, and Sarah teaches just a few 
blocks away from where Aimee teaches, so 
they can have lunch together often. She 
writes, "I have observed Sarah teaching, and 
she is wonderful. Amiee Breed lives in the 
redwoods, and her daughter Hayley, now 
three, was the flower girl in Aimee's wed- 
ding. Aimee is teaching sixth-seventh-and 
eighth-graders in the city. "A far cry from 
Governor Dummer! She is currently sending 
out resumes to get a job in a private school, 
starting in September of 1995. Aimee has her 
master's degree in literature and writing and 
is interested in pursuing a doctorate and 
becoming a professor. It sounds like you 

have great plans. Aimee also saw Betsy 
Tuthill Farrell last fall, and writes that Betsy 
is great - happily married and celebrating the 
birth of her sister Maryjean's first baby. 
Congratulations to your family, Betsy. Aimee 
writes, "I would love to see any GDAers who 
visit San Francisco. My husband is a native 
and a great tour guide. She is also hoping to 
spend some time on the East Coast this sum- 
mer. Look me up while you are 
here! T Finally, Dan and I are doing well. I 
am very busy at work these days and am 
working on my certification in Novell admin- 
istration in my spare time. Sean keeps us 
very busy. He is just starting to crawl at 
almost nine months. He is moving back- 
wards, though, which seems to frustrate him 
a little. He has also started pulling himself up 
a lot, so I'm sure walking will not be far in 
the future. Dan and I are continuing to run 
quite a bit, though the races are few and far 
between during the winter months. Luckily, 
we have had nice weather here in New 
Hampshire this winter for running. I am still 
working off those baby pounds, but have less 
than 10 to go at this point. I figure by the 
time I get to where I want to be, I will be 
ready to have another kid. I hope the rest of 
you are doing as well as everyone who 
wrote. Thanks for keeping in touch. I am 
really enjoying getting all the news from the 
great Class of '84. Take care and write soon. 


Katrina M. Ramsey 


23 East Center Street 

Rutland, VT 05701 

(802) 747-7031 

In San Francisco: (l-r) Dan Carlson '85 is reunited with Roechelle Smith '84 during the January reception. 

Hi, everyone! Thanks for the notes. Seems 
like everyone is doing just great! ▼ Rob 
Clontier writes, "I am currently riding out 
the end of my medical school career, and am 
applying for a residency position in emer- 
gency medicine." E.R., here he comes! "I'll be 
interviewing over the months of December 
and January. I plan on being the 'frequent 
flyer mileage most valuable player,' since my 
interviews span from Providence to Chicago 
to Detroit, Philly, Kansas City, Syracuse and 
Baltimore. Who knows where we'll end up 
living. My wife Nicola is applying to 
OB/Gyn. I did a rotation in Wyoming on an 
Indian reservation and adopted a dog while 
we were there. Her name is Washakie 
(named after Fort Washakie, the fort we 
worked at in Wyoming). See you at 
Reunion!" T Becky Chase Werner is doing 
well. She and her husband Mike attended 
the GDA Seattle Reception. They had a great 
time with host and hostess Ginny and Frank 
Kitchell '35. They've also been enjoying the 
weather in Seattle and doing some great ski- 
ing in the Cascades and Mt. Hood. Becky 
and Mike hope to be at Reunion in June! ▼ 
Lexi Osgood writes, "After an incredible trip 
to Italy in March 1994, my fiance Mark and I 
moved to Boothbay ME, where we have 
opened a landscape company. Our first sea- 
son was such a success that we have just 
bought a new unfinished cape, which is now 
our winter project. These winter months are 
slow in our line of work, with the exception 
of snow removal and tree work. Very much 
looking forward to Reunion '95 - I can 
hardly believe it!" Lexi, you are so lucky! 
Boothbay and landscaping! We have to talk 
at Reunion! T Meredith Lazo McPherin is 
enjoying married and real world working 
life. She and her husband Matt live in 
Minneapolis, where Mer works for General 
Mills as an assistant marketing manager. 
Matt works for Medtronic, Inc. in strategic 
planning. They live in an apartment next to a 
beautiful lake. T Wedding bells will ring for 
Courtney Church on April 1 (no joke!). She's 
buying a house, has her own business, doing 
marketing and promotions for Caribbean 
and Bermuda hotels, and admits that being a 
grown-up sure is stressful! Courtney has 
seen Sarah Soule and Jill Tivomey a fair 
amount. Jill's getting married, too! Congratu- 
lations and best wishes! ▼ Good news from 
Jim Tagg: "I've been published! I have writ- 

The Archon 42 Spring 1995 


Good Reception: (1-r) Joan Carlson, Debbie 
Carlson P'84 '85 and Director of Development 
Karen McGinley pause during the January recep- 
tion at the Carlsons' home. 

ten an article that will be published in the 
February edition of the Health Care Financial 
Management Report. This is a national publi- 
cation, read by virtually all financial health 
care managers in the country. The article dis- 
cussed the Clinton Health Care Proposal. I 
must have learned something from Joy 
Mulligan and The Meech!" Congratulations, 
Jim! T Al Tliompson is a second-year grad- 
uate student at Kellogg School of Business. 
He is majoring in transportation and has 
recently completed a class project in Ghana 
and summer internship at American 
Airlines in Dallas. While interviewing for a 
permanent position, he is applying for a 
White House Fellowship in transportation. 
Al gives his regards to everyone, and writes, 
"Feel free to call me when you come to the 
windy city of Chicago." ▼ As for me, I'm 
working on juggling the triple life of sales 
rep., wife and mother. I'm trying to figure 
out how to have it all without doing it all. 
This winter has been pretty mild here in 
Vermont so far, but the skiing has been great 
these past few weeks! See you all at 
Reunion! And congratulations to Nathalie 
Ames, who will be our Class Secretary for 
the next five years - until the year 2000!! 


Jennifer L. Dupre 

33R Yale Avenue 

Wakefield, MA 01880 

(617) 245-9646 

Anne Pollock Briggs is a first-year student at 
Vanderbilt University's Owen graduate 
School of Management. Anne enjoys being a 
student again. She loves living in Nashville, 
and says, "Nashville does not have as much 
country music as everyone thinks!" T 
Michael Davis, after leaving GDA, contin- 
ued his education at a Catholic Benedictine 

monastery called Downside Abbey, in a 
small town in Somerset, England. While 
there, he became involved in the Army cadet 
force and started to have an interest in mili- 
tary activities. After completing school, he 
joined the Royal Green Jackets, a British regi- 
ment, and spent time in West Germany, 
Northern Ireland and Cyprus. He is now liv- 
ing in Bermuda and working for Cable and 
Wireless, a telecommunications company. He 
continues to serve in the British Army as a 
part-time training instructor for the Bermuda 
Regiment. In his spare time, he teaches scuba 
diving and assists at the local hospital as a 
hyperbaric technician. T Hedi Diir is living 
in Paris and is getting her master's degree in 
French through Middelbury College. She is 
also teaching English at a French high 
school. Hedi will return home this summer 
and plans to look for a teaching job and 
administrative work in a private school or go 
back to school for a Ph.D. T Carey (Quinn) 
Girolami is still happily married to Rob 
Girolami and working in New Canaan pub- 
lic schools as a second-grade teacher. After 
five years of teaching, she recently received 
tenure. She will be completing her master's 
degree in education this summer at Western 
Connecticut State University. T Eric 
Krukonis has been married for two-and-a- 
half years to Dr. Susan Murray. He is now in 
his fifth year of graduate school in molecular 
biology at Tufts Medical School. He hopes to 
finish in about a year-and-a-half. Susan got 
her Ph.D. in biostatistics from the Harvard 
School of Public Health in May 1994. He is 
still playing the trumpet and having fun. He 
recently attended the wedding of Cressler 
Heasley in South Carolina. T Kim Mooney 
has been very busy as a first-year intern at 
St. Elizabeth's hospital. She is looking for- 
ward to the end of this year and finally 
learning about her future profession, oph- 
thalmology. Kim and her boyfriend Tim 
McNulty recently had dinner with Kim 
Carey and her fiance Dale. T Elizabeth 
Papin writes, "I've recently been promoted 
to regional manager of MacDonald's in New 
York City. Also, I participate in Girl Scouts of 
America as lead of Troop #442. Hello to all. 
Liz Hackett, where are you, girl- 
friend?" T Kim Penachio is currently in her 
last semester of law school in New York City. 
Next year, she will begin as an associate at 
Shearman & Sterling in New York City. In 
August, she will marry Kurt Stam, a Dutch 
citizen who finally moved to America last 
year (after countless enormous phone bills). 
He has a Ph.D. in engineering. They plan to 
live in New York for the next few years and 
then, possibly, move to Hol- 

land. T Susan Walem, after graduating from 
U.N.H. with a B.S. in hotel administration, 
traveled throughout Europe and worked in 
small hotels in Germany, Austria and 
Switzerland. She is now working at the 
Marriot Mountain Club on Loon, in Lincoln, 
NH. She invites classmates to visit, if in the 
area. ▼ This has been a very hectic time for 
me, as I am attending Suffolk Law School 
and working part-time in a law office. This 
past week I had my first official court 
appearance! My husband Marc is currently 
in the process of switching jobs. Next week, 
he will be starting in the corporate depart- 
ment of Hale and Dorr, a law firm in Boston. 
We are looking forward to vacationing in 
Florida in the next few weeks. I look forward 
to hearing about what the rest of you are 
doing. Please, keep in touch! 


Amy F. Mack 


12 Arnold Avenue, #1 

Northampton, MA 01060 

(413) 585-9432 

I must thank everyone for the response to 
my letter. Not overwhelming by any means, 
but not bad. I know there are more of you 
out there doing exciting things, at least more 
exciting than I am, so let's hear about it! T 
Since I tempted you with Rocky adventures 
in the letter, I might as well update you on 




The classic Governor Dummer 
Academy chair, featuring the original 
schoolhouse logo in gold, is again avail- 
able for sale. This solid hardwood chair, 
made expressly for GDA by Nichols & 
Stone, is the same chair that was used in 
the Frost Library, the Jacob Dining Hall, 
the Cobb Room, Uncle Tom's Cabin and 
the other important places on 
campus. Black with cherry 
arms, it makes a handsome 
accent piece or desk 
chair. Two-hundred 
ten dollars pre-paid, 
plus shipping and 
handling. (Mass. resi- 
dents please add 
$9.50 sales tax.) 

To order, please send 

check or money order & 

to GDA Bookstore, / 

Governor Dummer 

Academy, Byfield, 

Massachusetts 01922. 

(Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.) 

TheArchon 43 Spring 1995 


his activities. California was not onlv hit 
with incredible amounts of rainfall recently, 
but "Rockyfall," also. The handsome devil 
spent a few weeks out there over Christmas. 
"More waves and snow than ever!" he 
reports. Unfortunately, his postcard to me 
was quite unrevealing about the havoc he 
must have wreaked on that poor state, but 
I'm sure the stories will come out, and I will 
be faithful in reporting them all. ▼ He did 
have some interesting news about Jim 
Andriotakis, though. Apparently, Doc Taco 
can legally disperse controlled substances. 
Hmm, I'm not sure how I feel about that. 
Sounds like too much responsibility for a 
taco. Maybe we really should start calling 
him "Jim." ▼ Peter Barton reports that he 
has finally moved from his "dungeon-like" 
dwelling (it's about time Pete. Jeez....). Also, 
his national fencing referee license was 
increased, allowing him to referee at the 
Junior Olympics in San Jose in February. He 
claims he is now working "like a sled dog in 
a salt mine." I'm not sure how I feel about 
that mixed simile, Pete, since you asked, but, 
hey, good luck! T Mike Curtis is a technol- 
ogy consultant on retainer (doesn't that 
hurt?) at T3, a marketing /advertising agency. 
Also, he owns his own business called 
MGraphics, which specializes in consulting 

and production of video animation and 
retouching. Good luck to you, too, Mike. 
Sounds like you might be a sled dog in a salt 
mine yourself. T Jeff Ashzvorth faithfully 
writes again, so we know he has survived 
the baseball strike so far. He has committed 
himself to Florida for another year to stay 
with his sports marketing job, but feels he 
really belongs up north. Well, of course you 
do Jeff; you can't really play ice hockey 
down there. (He said he had his hockey pads 
sent down there, but I think it's just too hot 
for that, don't you?) Indoor roller hockey just 
isn't the same, I imagine. Also, he has had 
some GDA sightings. Well, he actually only 
saw a GDA sticker on a car and has heard 
Sue Gage '86 on National Public Radio down 
there, so I guess he hasn't really seen any- 
body Thanks for the news, though, Jeff! T 
Ann Blair is still working at the Institute of 
Human Origins in California. Hasn't anyone 
told her how human life begins yet? It really 
isn't appropriate for me to go into it here, so 
someone please help her. T Speaking of 
that, JeffKatz reports that he is engaged to 
his girlfriend of five years, whom some of us 
met at the Reunion. Yes, Jeff, we remember. 
When is the wedding?! It seems like you've 
been engaged for five years. Let's get the ball 
rolling. We need some more kiddies around 

here! T And speaking of kiddies, please 
check out the photo of Tex and little Tex. No, 
he's not just baby-sitting, that's his own 
munchkin. Apparently, according to his wife 
Kady, little Russell has blue eyes, brown hair 
and his father's bird legs. I think any of you 
who saw old Dave in tennis shorts knew that 
trait would carry on! By the way, I think this 
is the first photo we have of any '87 off- 
spring. T Are there more of these monsters 
running around there? Let's see some proof! 
Even pictures of wives and husbands will 
help us all visualize the changes in our 
Class. T Lyndsay Roivan is still teaching art 
and coaching at New Hampton School in 
New Hampshire. But this year is it for her in 
the East; she is moving to Jackson Hole for 
good this summer. She'll be teaching at the 
Snake River Institute out there, as well as 
painting for a new restaurant (paintings, not 
the walls, guys....) ▼ Paula McCarthy has 
moved back to Boston after two-and-a- 
half years in San Francisco. She is working 
for a financial software company called First 
Call, and is glad to be back in Beantown. T 
Amy Goldstein has left her job in admissions 
and is hoping to move into human resources. 
Also, she is moving to the Na\y Yard, and 
wants to know who is in the area. As far as I 
can tell, everyone is in the Boston area, 
Amy. T As I said in my letter, Lucy, Rob 
and I are trying to plan a little shindig in 
Boston this spring. It will be very informal 
and of our own devising, so don't expect a 
fancy GDA function, or to be asked for 
money for that matter! What we really want 
to do is just get together for a few brews at a 
fun place in town. Any suggestions? Please 
get in touch! Well, that's about all I have for 
now. Didn't you miss these little articles? I 
actually missed writing them.. .kind of. Any- 
way, please keep in touch with me and with 
each other. Ciao! 

Erika J. Sayewich 


1904 Jefferson Park 

Avenue #47 

Charlottesville, VA 22903 

Kristina von Trapp is surviving the snow in 
Stowe, but is probably returning to Australia 
in April to travel and then teach skiing until 
October. After that, she plans to hike in New 
Zealand. She saw Damon Kinzie over 
Christmas and reports that he is doing well 
and might be moving to Portland, ME. She 
writes, "Hope everyone is well. Meganne, 
that includes you." T Andrew Gilfeather 
quit his job at "that" corp., making precision 

TheArchon 44 Spring 1995 


professional studio electronics (formerly 
DBX Inc.)- He's going to engineer, mix and 
master a third album for Elfin Records. Upon 
return from Elfin, he'll start an audio for 
video production house with Eric Gilman, so 
direct your A/V business their way! ▼ 
Regina Glanzberg writes all the way from 
her new home on the island of St. Kitts in the 
eastern Caribbean. She's attending Ross 
University Vet School, and has completed 
her first of six semesters. After two years of 
school, she plans to return to Missouri or 
Oklahoma, but for now, she's enjoying 
school and Caribbean life. She even makes it 
to the beach a few times a week. T Andrew 
Noel is still doing well in admissions at 
Cardigan Mountain School. He's been coach- 
ing the hockey team, which has a record of 
11-1-3, and was back at GDA when Cardigan 
met GDA's J.V. He hopes to direct some 
"great boys to the Academy." T Heather 
Moore is still living and working in 
Cambridge, and she loves it. Other great 
news is that she's engaged to be married in 
February of 1996. Charity Lombardi will be 
the maid of honor. Heather also had dinner 
with Anita (Russo) Bartschat '87 a few 
weeks ago and reports that she is doing 
great. T David Adams just moved into a 
house in Natick, MA, and has been involved 
with the Saddleback Mountain Ski Patrol in 
Rangely, ME. He's also recently moved into 
the Packaging Engineering Department at 
Boston Scientific Corp. in Watertown, MA. T 
Matthew Caron is a History Department 
head at the Kildonan School in Amenia, NY. 
He writes, "the bad part is that I just got 
bifocals! I can finally read now. It's great to 
be back in the prep school circle." He sends 
his best to all. T Hugh Ogilvie will qualify 
as a solicitor/ lawyer in October, and he will 
practice general civil litigation including per- 
sonal injury, medical negligence and employ- 
ment law. His volunteer work is blossoming: 
he worked at the Crisis Christmas Shelter, 
continues doing a soup and clothes run 
every six to eight weeks, works at the legal 
advice center once a week and started advis- 
ing for a national drugs and legal advice 
helpline called Release. The music magazine, 
for which he writes, is about to go "national" 
- 10,000 people will read his reviews. He 
sends his love to all, especially Jeff Abrams 
and Cabot Orton. T Ted Smith has been 
promoted to the newly created position of 
Corporate Sales Manager for the 
Honeybaked Ham company store in 
Newington, CT. ▼ Things are progressing in 
Charlottesville, and I'll certainly be pleased 
when first-year is over. In my "free time," 
I've been giving tax assistance to lower- 

income families /individuals and working at 
the local courthouse, taking witness state- 
ments in domestic violence cases. I hope to 
get back up to New England this summer. 
Thanks to all for your notes. 


Kristin A. Brown 

One Elm Street 

Byfield, MA 01922 

Greetings, classmates! Sorry I didn't get a let- 
ter out to you all to hear from more of you, 
but I promise you will get one for the next 
issue of The Archon. T Here is the update of 
what I know: Dan Nadeau moved back to the 
area and has joined Rob Wattie and Derek 
van VJiet working at The Boston Company. I 
know he is very happy to be out of Michigan 
and back in New England. T Lauren Jellinek 
decided to move to Alaska with her boy- 
friend. She lived in Barrow (as far north as 
you can go in the state) for a while, but now 
lives a little bit farther south. T Jen Ashare 
and I spent a great weekend with Jessica 
Clapp in New York City. Jessica recently got a 
great job at a big advertising firm in N.Y.C. 
Congratulations, Jessica! T Ashley Neivbert 
also had good news recently on the job front. 
She accepted a position at Keystone and is 
enjoying it. T Kevin Lydon is now working 
at Brown Bros. T A bunch of us were 
together on New Year's Eve and had some 
surprise visitors - Brian Arlington, Adam 
Robinson and Tyler Robinson, but it was late 
and I didn't quite catch what they are all 
doing now. I did hear something about Adam 
working for "Martin." T Another blast from 
the past was when I ran into Todd Seely wan- 
dering around campus about a month ago. 
He is finishing up at Lewis and Clark and 
hoping to enter divinity school in the fall. I 
spoke to Chuck Kahn a month or two ago, 
and he sounded good, but I haven't heard 
from him since. Hope all is well, Chuck! ▼ I 
also still would love to hear from Joy 
Fosdick. Last I heard from her mom is that 
she is living in Daytona and has a great but 
incredibly stressful job as a social worker. Do 
we have an invitation for a vacation, Joy? T I 
heard from Amy Russell's sister ( Ashley '95) 
that Amy just got engaged. The wedding is 
planned for spring of '96. Congrats, Amy! T 
Congratulations are also in order for Mariah 
Lilly, who got engaged around Christmas to 
the great guy we met at Reunion (according 
to my advisee Adelle Lilly '98, Mariah's 
cousin). T As for me, I am quite busy mak- 
ing admissions decisions for next year and 
teaching Roman history. I am no Bill Sperry 

(anyone who had him for ancient history 
knows what I mean. He was toughl), but I am 
having fun. If anyone is in the area, please 
come visit. Keep in touch. I would love to be 
able to write about more of you guys in the 
next issue. Hope all is well. T Last minute 
update: Wedding bells will be ringing for 
Lauren Jellinek in October! Lauren and her 
fiance Sam Flower will be married in La 
Jolla, CA. Ashley Newbert and I will both be 
in the wedding party. Congratulations, 


Margo L. Doyle 


121 W. Montgomery St. 

Baltimore, MD 21230 

(410) 727-1547 

Hello, Class of '90!! Not much to report, but 
quality over quantity: Hopefully you are all 
saving up your stories for the Reunion. T 
Jodi Packard writes to let everyone know 
that she got engaged to her boyfriend of 
three-and-a-half years, Brett Chick, on 
December 23rd. Congratulations! She also 
saw Jocie Malik over Christmas in Maine. 
She also keeps in touch with Alyssa Huber in 
California. She is working at a graphic 
design company in Portsmouth, NH, and 
part-time at a night club, where she has 
bumped into Amy Shafmaster a few times. 
She looks forward to seeing everyone in 
June! T I spoke with Kevin O'Handley 
recently. He is working hard and getting 
ready to start a company with a friend, hope- 
fully this summer. He has had some interest- 
ing work experiences over the past few 
years, and will share stories with people at 
the Reunion! T Shannon Davenport and I 
try to get together often. She is still living in 
D.C., and has applied for a three-month posi- 
tion with an outdoor education school in 
Maryland. Meanwhile, she is saving her 
pennies, hoping to travel to Europe this sum- 
mer. T Mike Yeagley is quickly moving up 
the corporate ladder at Revlon. He recently 
was promoted and now handles a larger 
sales region and assumes greater responsibil- 
ities for the Almay division. Congratula- 
tions. T A short article on Eric Lacroix 
recently appeared in the USA Today newspa- 
per. Eric is now playing for the L.A. 
Kings. T Jon Bonnell graduated from 
Vanderbilt and is planning to teach math and 
science. T I look forward to catching up 
with everyone at our fifth Reunion. See you 

The Archon 45 Spring 1995 


Former Governor Dummer Academy ice hockey teammates Lisa Widdecke '92 and 
Brandy Fisher '94 have been key players for the University of New Hampshire Wildcats, 
helping the team earn a 23-10-2 record, the best record in the Wildcats history. 

Widdecke, a junior and political science major at the U.N.H., has entered her thin 
year of play as a defender for the U.N.H. women's hockey team. 

"Lisa made an immediate impact at U.N.H. as she earned a regular shift on 
defense. A strong skater with good speed, she will continue to play a key role for the 
Wildcats as a top defender and penalty killer," head coach Karen Kay is quoted as saying 
in the U.N.H. women's ice hockey guide. 

At GDA, Lisa co-captained the varsity ice hockey team and earned the Most 
Valuable Player award her junior and senior years. In addition, she was selected as an 
All-Scholastic and All-League player and was a member of the 1992 National 
Championship team. 

Fisher is a freshman and liberal arts major and has been playing forward for the 
Wildcats. "Brandy came to dryland training in better condition than any of the other 
players. She is a very aggressive, hardworking forward who has the ability to finish off the 
big play with a goal," said Kay. 

While at GDA, Fisher co-captained the varsity ice hockey team and was selected as 
the Most Valuable Player her junior and senior years. She also played on the soccer, soft 
ball and lacrosse teams. 


Nicole F. LaTour 
Union College 
Box #1284 
Schenectady, NY 12308 

Spring is here, and I was delighted to hear 
from so many of you. I can't believe that 
graduation is fast approaching and reality is 
lurking in the distance. Not to worry; I have 
no immediate plans and hope to find some- 
thing creative and interesting to do in the 
Boston area. T Chuck Rodman and I will 
both be graduating from Union in June (keep 
your fingers crossed) and, for the first time in 
eight years, Chuck and I will be on our own. 
Chuck has been keeping busy with school, 
the job search and, what a surprise, Chuck 
has decided to be among the daring and few 
(ha, ha) applying to law school. T Stacy 
Gillis spent last summer working as an 
emergency medical technician at Crane 
Beach in Ipswich. She's now back at Emory 
and working in the Epidemology Program 
Office, State Branch Centers for Disease 
Control. She's obviously quite busy and 
looking forward to summer and, then, one 
more semester until graduation. T Also on 
the Atlanta scene is Toby Levine, who spent 

time in Israel over winter break and has 
returned to Emory for her last semester and 
to her internship at CNN Spanish. Toby's not 
certain of her future plans, but hopes to go to 
Latin America next year to explore. ▼ Also 
heading to the exotic front is Scoff McLeod, 
who plans to move to Costa Rica after grad- 
uating from U.S.C. on May 12th. Scott sees 
quite a bit of Leah Colangelo and saw sev- 
eral people when he was out East last sum- 
mer. Scott says "howdy" to everyone. ▼ I 
finally heard from Felix Motta, who claims 
that the Panamanian mail service is to blame 
for his lack of correspondence. Felix has had 
a great senior year at B.C. and wants to go 
for his M.B.A. someplace in the U.S. T 
Karen Queen had a "wonderful" time at the 
Alumnae Reception in Boston, where she 
was able to chat with various faculty mem- 
bers, as well as alumnae including Bethany 
Stewart, Liza Loughman and Cathy Burgess. 
Karen is busy with lacrosse and deciding 
between the job search or the graduate 
school route. T Megan Price wrote that she 
is finally sick of Ohio (it's about time) and 
wants to come back to the Boston area and 
teach English, possibly returning to GDA. T 
Dave Corbett wrote from Chicago. He's con- 
centrating on schoolwork, getting a job and 
spending time with his "great new girl- 

friend" (life sounds good to me!). T Ruby 
Van Loan is still plugging away at U.V.M. in 
the social work program, but still finds time 
to hang out with Stratton Neivbert, when he 
can take time from his numerous jobs and 
civil engineering. T I finally got in touch 
with the crazy woman of New York City, 
Mia Lindenfelzer. She lives in a studio, 
where she has constant contact with the 
plight of the homeless outside her door, and 
yet is enjoying her senior year at N.YU. Mia 
is joining everybody else in a quest for a law 
degree and hopes that she will either stay in 
New York or be in DC. T Lindsey Miller 
wrote from Trinity, where she is writing her 
senior thesis on children's art. She has mixed 
feelings about graduation, as do we all, and 
is planning to live in Newport, RI, for the 
summer and then hopes to find work in 
either New York or Boston. ▼ Cathy 
Burgess has been busy with various commu- 
nity service events, going to rural Georgia for 
spring break to build houses and off to 
Mexico this summer to learn more about 
Mexican poverty. Cathy, of course, is still 
playing golf, and played in the Tucker 
Anthony Charities Golf Classic. Cathy still 
needs help for our Reunion, so, if interested, 
please get in touch with her. T No matter 
what your plans - graduation or not, law 
school, medical school, graduate school, or 
my personal favorite, denial - have fun, 
smile and, of course, keep in touch. 


Joshua C. Lappin 
Hobart College 
Box #H1007 
Geneva, NY 14456 
(315) 781-4049 

Greetings, fellahs. Yet another brutal winter 
has come and gone. With the changing of 
seasons comes, of course, another Archon, 
and of course the members of the Class of 
1992 are filled with interesting bits of infor- 
mation. T I had a chance to hear a lot of it 
over Christmas break when I visited Brooke 
Wliiting's house and met with Erin Elwell, 
Sally Simpkins, Christina Morse, Carolyn 
McGinnis, Use Abusamra '93 and Kristin 
Hand '93. After a sweet game of "I never," 
we had heard more than enough about each 
others' college lives. I also saw Joe 
Montminy, who has recently been elected 
captain of the Rhodes football team. T 
Grace Jeanes is back in action for Colby 
hockey. Her team is hoping to make the 
playoffs, even though they suffered a defeat 

The Archon 46 Spring 1995 


at the hands of Lisa Widdecke and the rest of 
the U.N.H. hockey team. ▼ Down in 
Florida, Amy Hill writes that she is very 
busy in the interior design program at F.S.U. 
Over the break, Amy visited Boston and saw 
Dawn Morrill '93 and Sofia Mahari. ▼ 
Randy Hemming spent New Year's in Las 
Vegas with Jon Kazanjian. The two of them 
had a good time even though it cost Randy 
his job back home. Randy writes, "I don't 
care. I'm young, I'm having fun and I'm not 
in a hurry to go anywhere." Jon has recently 
been elected president of his fraternity. 
Evidently, Jon has reached a crossroads in his 
life, realizing it is important to take responsi- 
bility for his actions. He is also enjoying his 
new hobby: jumping out of moving cars. ▼ 
Hoyt Morgan is spending a term in D.C. on 
an international business program. The big 
event of his year was a road trip to Grace- 
land, during which he was assaulted by the 
Florida State cheerleaders. Hoyt says "hi" to 
everybody. ▼ Steve and Chris Peabody 
spent the fall together in London, where they 
ran into Pam Kurtz and Mercedes Paul. 
Chris got a chance to play lacrosse at the 
University of London, which he said was 
"unforgettable." Both Peabs traveled to 
Florence, Italy, and saw Nick Lapierre. ▼ 
Steve Scully is heavily involved in his biol- 
ogy/chemistry major at Boston College, 
where he sees GDA alumni often. ▼ Gus 
Mergins writes, "I'm taking a year off. 
Playing music. Blah, blah." ▼ Spending a 
term in Brisbane, Australia is Amy Daniels, 
who is very excited about going away. T 
Through the grapevine, I heard that Erin 
Grogan is also spending the term in 
Australia, and that Deidre Heersink is in 
Africa. This information is made possible by 
the Nicole Bellaire Information Service. T 
Nicole writes that she will be off to study 
English in London next fall. T Barry Hugo 
is enjoying his work schedule of engineering 
stuff 24 hours a day. Barry has given up on 
sleep, and now lives off pure coffee beans 
and lots of Nutrasweet. T Jed Murdoch 
writes that he enjoyed his term in Kenya, 
studying wildlife ecology. Upon his return, 
Jed spent a couple of days with Colin Nix in 
Denver, where they saw a couple of Grateful 
Dead shows. T Devin Sullivan is playing 
hockey at Hamilton, and managed to get to 
Boston over the break to see a B.C. hockey 
game. He saw Toby Harris play, and he ran 
into Tara Ryan and Candice Denby. Finally, 
Chris Ruggiero is enjoying another tough 
hockey season at Connecticut College. He is 
looking forward to becoming a student 

teacher next year. T As for me, it's really 
cold here. My house has a real sketchy heat- 
ing system, and I wake up cold often, which 
puts a damper on everyday life. My classes 
are going well, especially my "introduction 
to ballet" course. It's a rough life. This sum- 
mer I hope to be in Boston, and I hope to see 
many classmates I haven't seen in a while. 
Remember, you can reach me anytime on 
email. My address is Lappin® 
Enjoy the spring! 


Saundra E. Watson 

Lesley College 

47 Oxford Street, Box 289 

Cambridge, MA 02318 

(617) 492-9872 

This time there were not many postcards, so 
I am assuming that everyone is really busy, 
right? I want to start out by apologizing to 
anyone who did not receive a letter from me 
because a few were returned due to an 
improper address (let the Alumni /ae Office 
know your new address, so your friends can 
hear about what you are doing). ▼ Matt 
Casellini has just completed a successful "J- 
term" in Vienna and is getting back into the 
swing of things at school. Matt sends his best 
to everyone. T Anne Savage is fine and get- 
ting over a busy holiday season. T Jennifer 
Saunders is busy living in her sorority house 
and visiting fellow GDA graduates. Jen has 
seen a lot of Nancy Stevenson, Use 
Abusamra and Andrea Manning. Jen also 
hopes to see some old faces over winter 
break. ▼ Keri Mulloy is taking a year off 
from college and working at a software com- 
pany. She plans to transfer to Boston or 
California for the fall of '95. Good luck on 
whatever you decide, Keri. ▼ Nancy 
Stevenson spent a lot of time with Judy 
Livingston '92, Dawn Morrill, Use 
Abusamra, Jen Saunders, Anne Savage and 
Andrea Manning. Nancy has also seen a 
familiar GDA face at school in the cafeteria - 
Nathan Gold-stein. Nancy also hopes every- 
one is doing well. T Derek Ambrosi had his 
own TV show at N.Y.U. in the fall, and his 
final film from last year was voted into this 
year's school film festival. Right now, Derek 
says things are going all right in New York, 
and the only good news that he has to offer 
is that he and Kristen Hand are still 
together! T Amity Jeanes is at Dickinson 
College in Pennsylvania, majoring in Russian 

and minoring in art. Amity sees Katie Mack 
around campus every now and then. T Ken 
Thibideau took a semester off from Redlands 
to go to Australia to work on organic farms. 
Ken will be spending February in Tasmania, 
and March and April in New Zealand. He 
took his guitar and has been entertaining the 
Australians with 60s and 70s music. ▼ Coral 
Keith is extremely busy, trying to juggle 
school, her sorority and a social life. Coral is 
looking forward to a break in Jamaica and 
the summer in Colorado. She has been keep- 
ing in touch with Cara Endyke and Rachel 
Haynes and sends a "hello" to everyone. T 
Ludis Mergins sent me a wonderful picture 
that I can just not put into words. Thank you, 
Ludy. T I am off to the Bahamas for 10 days 
in the sun, and I am sure that I am going to 
have a blast. I hope everyone else I did not 
hear from is doing well. Take care, and have 
a good rest of the semester. 


Kristen L. Marvin 


1900 F Street NW, #709 

Washington, DC 20006 

(202) 676-7777 



Athletic Bag 

Pack up your athletic shoes, clothes, 
accessories and toiletries in this new 
GDA gym bag and hit the road to fit- 
ness. The GDA-red bag, emblazoned 
with the Academy logo in white, fea- 
tures a roomy main zippered compart- 
ment, a separate zippered compartment 
for shoes or shampoos, etc., and an elas- 
ticized outer pouch that's perfect for 
water bottle or Walkman. Thirty-six 
ninety-five pre-paid, 
postage and 

To order this and 
other GDA prod- 
ucts, please send 
check or money order 
to GDA Bookstore, Governor Dummer Academy, 
Byfield, MA 01922. 
(Please allow three to six weeks for delivery.) 

TheArchon 47 Spring 1995 


by Arthur H. Veasey III '68, President 

The Alumni Council made a 
pledge at its January meeting: 
we pledged to redouble our 
efforts supporting the Academy's 
drive to increase graduates' participa- 
tion in various endeavors. While 
annual giving is one obvious area 
that is greatly in need of everyone's 
participation, alumni /ae involvement 
can take many other forms as well, 
including attendance at events, 
phonathons, Class Secretary work 
and admissions referrals. 

Because annual giving is the 
most easily quantifiable area of par- 
ticipation, we'll use that as an exam- 
ple. You might be interested in a 
recent survey that was conducted by 
GDA to determine our standing 
among competing schools in the areas 
of Annual Fund dollar amounts and 
participation. Among five other area 
independent secondary schools sur- 
veyed, GDA raised the least money 
and had the lowest overall participa- 
tion. Middlesex was the winner, rais- 
ing $1,400,000 with 61 percent 
participation in 1993-94. By compari- 
son, Governor Dummer Academy 
raised $625,845 with only 31 percent 
participation. The message is clear: 
Participation is the key. 

This year we hope to help the 
Academy reach its participation goal 
of 40 percent. If only six more mem- 
bers of each class were to contribute 
to the Annual Fund, we would reach 
that participation level - and, at the 

same average gift size, would surpass 
Middlesex in total giving. So if you 
think your gift of $5 or $10 doesn't 
matter or won't make a difference, 
you're wrong. 

Our next meeting, prior to this 
publication, will take the form of a 
phonathon in the Academy's 
Development Office. We hope that 
the example set by those who volun- 
teer and those who donate will 
inspire others in the GDA community 
to take advantage of the various 
opportunities available for involve- 
ment in the Academy's mission. 

Another quantifiable area of 
participation is the Class Notes sec- 
tion of The Archon. Over the past few 
years, we have seen Class Notes grow 
at an explosive rate. This is thanks 
largely to the volunteer efforts of 
Class Secretaries, who have found 
that maintaining contact with their 
fellow alums is a gratifying experi- 
ence, both personally and on behalf 
of Governor Dummer. 

If you need evidence that 
Governor Dummer Academy is 
growing and improving constantly, 
"participate" by visiting campus, 
either for your Reunion or on a more 
informal basis. You'll see what the 
Academy has done with the minimal 
participation of its alumni /ae body, 
and you'll begin to comprehend what 
can he done with more. 

As we have all witnessed, 
Governor Dummer Academy is mak- 
ing significant strides toward greater 
excellence. Its position relative to 
strong competition in the secondary 
school marketplace has been 

enhanced tremendously in recent 
years. Alumni /ae participation must 
be credited with at least some of these 
advances. But we must work harder 
and we must do better. 

If you have any questions about 
getting involved in any aspect of 
GDA, please contact us through the 
Alumni/ae and Development Office. 

Still Time for Pops 

We are looking forward to a 
sell-out for GDA Night at the Boston 
Pops, May 16. If you haven't bought 
your Pops tickets yet, please contact 
the Alumni/ae office at GDA as soon 
as possible. We also hope you'll be 
able to join us at the pre-Pops recep- 
tion at the home of Joan and Bill 
Alfond from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Don't Forget Reunion! 

We're also looking for a record 
turnout at Reunion on the weekend 
of June 9, 10 and 11 for classes ending 
in "O" and "5". The Class of 1945 is 
already leading the way, having 
received positive responses from 70 
percent of the class who say they're 
planning to return to By field. We 
hope all the Reunion classes will do 
as well. The Council looks forward to 
playing an expanded role at Reunion 

The Archon 48 Spring 1995 


i m 

Kathleen Leary Livermore '79 

Class Agent and active GDA volunteer 

W" /zen I decided to make my 
Reunion gift to GDA, giving 
appreciated securities made the 
most sense. It was easy to do, and it 
had the added benefit of significant 
tax savings". 

Kathleen Leary Livermore '79 has 
many family connections to the Academy, 
including four brothers and sisters who are 
GDA graduates, as well as her husband Tyler 
'69 and father John Leary, Jr. '48. When she 
made a pledge of $1,000 for her 15th reunion 
last year, she fulfilled it with a gift of appreci- 
ated stock, reaping benefits for herself and 
Governor Dummer. 

For example: 

Securities purchased 15 years ago for 
$10,000 and having a current market value of 
$25,000 would represent a capital gain of 
$15,000 if sold outright ($25,000 minus $10,000). 
The owner would have to pay a capital gains 
tax of $4,200 if the stock were sold for reinvest- 
ment purposes ($15,000 times 28% tax rate). 
This would leave $20,800 for reinvestment. 

If, however, the stock were transferred 
to Governor Dummer Academy as a charitable 
gift, the donor would receive a charitable tax 
deduction for the full current value of $25,000 
and would avoid all capital gains taxes. 

For more information about making 
gifts of appreciated property to the Academy, 
please contact Karen E. McGinley, Director 
of Development, at Governor Dummer, 




by Arthur H. Veasey III '68, President 

The Alumni Council made a 
pledge at its January meeting: 
we pledged to redouble our 
efforts supporting the Academy's 
drive to increase graduates' participa- 
tion in various endeavors. While 
annual giving is one obvious area 
that is greatly in need of everyone's 
participation, alumni /ae involvement 
can take many other forms as well, 
including attendance at events, 
phonathons, Class Secretary work 
and admissions referrals. 

Because annual giving is the 
most easily quantifiable area of par- 
ticipation, we'll use that as an exam- 
ple. You might be interested in a 
recent survey that was conducted by 
GDA to determine our standing 
among competing schools in the areas 
of Annual Fund dollar amounts and 
participation. Among five other area 
independent secondary schools sur- 
veyed, GDA raised the least money 
and had the lowest overall participa- 
tion. Middlesex was the winner, rais- 
ing $1,400,000 with 61 percent 
participation in 1993-94. By compari- 
son, Governor Dummer Academy 
raised $625,845 with only 31 percent 
participation. The message is clear: 
Participation is the key. 

This year we hope to help the 
Academy reach its participation goal 
of 40 percent. If only six more mem- 
bers of each class were to contribute 
to the Annual Fund, we would reach 
that participation level - and, at the 

same average gift size, would surpass 
Middlesex in total giving. So if you 
think your gift of $5 or $10 doesn't 
matter or won't make a difference, 
you're wrong. 

Our next meeting, prior to this 
publication, will take the form of a 
phonathon in the Academy's 
Development Office. We hope that 
the example set by those who volun- 
teer and those who donate will 
inspire others in the GDA community 
to take advantage of the various 
opportunities available for involve- 
ment in the Academy's mission. 

Another quantifiable area of 
participation is the Class Notes sec- 
tion of The Archon. Over the past few 
years, we have seen Class Notes grow 
at an explosive rate. This is thanks 
largely to the volunteer efforts of 
Class Secretaries, who have found 
that maintaining contact with their 
fellow alums is a gratifying experi- 
ence, both personally and on behalf 
of Governor Dummer. 

If you need evidence that 
Governor Dummer Academy is 
growing and improving constantly, 
"participate" by visiting campus, 
either for your Reunion or on a more 
informal basis. You'll see what the 
Academy has done with the minimal 
participation of its alumni /ae body, 
and you'll begin to comprehend what 
can be done with more. 

As we have all witnessed, 
Governor Dummer Academy is mak- 
ing significant strides toward greater 
excellence. Its position relative to 
strong competition in the secondary 
school marketplace has been 

enhanced tremendously in recent 
years. Alumni /ae participation must 
be credited with at least some of these 
advances. But we must work harder 
and we must do better. 

If you have any questions about 
getting involved in any aspect of 
GDA, please contact us through the 
Alumni/ae and Development Office. 

Still Time for Pops 

We are looking forward to a 
sell-out for GDA Night at the Boston 
Pops, May 16. If you haven't bought 
your Pops tickets yet, please contact 
the Alumni/ae office at GDA as soon 
as possible. We also hope you'll be 
able to join us at the pre-Pops recep- 
tion at the home of Joan and Bill 
Alfond from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Don't Forget Reunion! 

We're also looking for a record 
turnout at Reunion on the weekend 
of June 9, 10 and 11 for classes ending 
in "O" and "5". The Class of 1945 is 
already leading the way, having 
received positive responses from 70 
percent of the class who say they're 
planning to return to Byfield. We 
hope all the Reunion classes will do 
as well. The Council looks forward to 
playing an expanded role at Reunion 

The Archon 48 Spring 1995 

♦ ♦ « 



Kathleen Leary Livermore '79 

Class Agent and active GDA volunteer 

W" hen I decided to make my 
Reunion gift to GDA, giving 
appreciated securities made the 
most sense. It was easy to do, and it 
had the added benefit of significant 
tax savings". 

Kathleen Leary Livermore '79 has 
many family connections to the Academy 
including four brothers and sisters who are 
GDA graduates, as well as her husband Tyler 
'69 and father John Leary Jr. '48. When she 
made a pledge of $1,000 for her 15th reunion 
last year, she fulfilled it with a gift of appreci- 
ated stock, reaping benefits for herself and 
Governor Dummer. 

For example: 

Securities purchased 15 years ago for 
$10,000 and having a current market value of 
$25,000 would represent a capital gain of 
$15,000 if sold outright ($25,000 minus $10,000). 
The owner would have to pay a capital gains 
tax of $4,200 if the stock were sold for reinvest- 
ment purposes ($15,000 times 28% tax rate). 
This would leave $20,800 for reinvestment. 

If, however, the stock were transferred 
to Governor Dummer Academy as a charitable 
gift, the donor would receive a charitable tax 
deduction for the full current value of $25,000 
and would avoid all capital gains taxes. 

For more information about making 
gifts of appreciated property to the Academy, 
please contact Karen E. McGinley Director 
of Development, at Governor Dummer, 

Governor Dummer Academy 
Byfield, MA 01922 

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What's in a name? Only your best friends... 

and memories. 

Reunion '95 is June 9,10 and 11. 

Be there.